- It is now five years that Nigerian football legend Rashidi Yekini died
- He died on May 4, 2012 in Ibadan and was interred in his hometown, Irra in Kwara state the same day
- Yekini would ever be remembered for scoring Nigeria's first ever World Cup goal
Five years after the death of Nigerian football legend Rashidi Yekini, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has commemorated the demise of the late soccer icon.
Yekini might have died in a mysterious way on May 4, 2012, but he would ever be remembered among many football lovers for his achievement while playing the round leather game.
Rashidi Yekini continues to remain a cult-hero in Nigeria five years after he passed on as he still holds the record of being his country's all-time top scorer with 37 goals in 58 international appearances for Nigeria at senior level.
Naij.com reports that Rashidi Yekini won the Caf African footballer of the year award in 1993 and went on to score Nigeria's first ever World Cup goal against Bulgaria at the 1994 soccer fiesta.