FIFA President Sepp Blatter paid tribute to Nigeria’s
late football hero Rashidi Yekini Thursday.
The former Olympiacos and Vitoria Setubal striker
would have turned 50 on 23rd of October if he were
alive, and Blatter tweeted a tribute in honour of the
“Rasheed Yekini would have been 50 today. His
name as scorer of Nigeria’s first World Cup goal
lives on,” the message on Blatter’s official twitter
Yekini was top scorer in the 1994 Africa Cup of
Nations enroute to the Super Eagles winning the
competition which he was also adjudged to be the
Most Valuable Player.
Despite defeating Malawi 2-0 to qualify for the final
round of qualification for Brazil 2014 and also
beating Burkina Faso 4-1 in Kaduna three days later,
the Super Eagles of Nigeria have dropped one place
to number 36 in the latest FIFA rankings.
In the rankings released today, Cote d’Ivoire are still
the top ranked African country in 19th position,
while Ghana occupies the 24th spot. Algeria (28th)
and Mali (38th) complete the top five from the
The top five countries in the world are Spain,
Argentina, Germany, Italy and Colombia.
Word on the street that just got confirmes by Gala’s sporting Director Bulent Tulun is that 26 year old Naija’s Soccer Superstar Mikel Obi has agreed in principle to join Galatasaray (the Turkish Champions) this summer.
Quintessential analyst and FIFA instructor, Colin Udoh, who spoke to Obi and his agent, John Shittu, also tweeted: “My take from that Mikel convo is that if Chelsea and Gala agree, he will not be averse to a move if the money is right”