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.