Late Rashidi Yekini, one of the greatest Footballers Nigeria has ever produced, was celebrated yesterday as Nigeria marked her 60 Independence Day Anniversary.
One of his three daughters, Yemisi, took to her page to share a photo of him celebrating Nigeria’s first goal at the FIFA World Cup.
Sharing the iconic photo, she wrote ;
Today, I would like to celebrate my dad, who was one of the greatest footballers to come out of Nigeria. Rashidi Yekini.
Today, I would like to celebrate my dad, who was one of the greatest footballers to come out of Nigeria. Rashidi Yekini pic.twitter.com/Mis6MdOnXv
— YemiYekini (@yemisi_xo) October 1, 2020
Her tweet brought back great memories especially to those who watched him play, see some reactions below ;
Your dad was the first footballer name I know and heard while growing up, legend live on in our heart https://t.co/TRrEvC0eNG
— King Of The West (@king__Olamide) October 2, 2020
This is football that we will forever celebrate…… https://t.co/DcHWRMRJt1
— Babagbemi Femi (@iamphemmie1) October 2, 2020
You Dad was the greatest without a shadow of doubt.
Still struggling to find his replacement TBH. https://t.co/cIf3x4DOVc
— Oga Kpata Kpata 👑 (@EdorheJones) October 2, 2020