Rashidi Yekini

By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 8th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Factbox on Nigeria, who play in Sunday’s African Nations Cup final against Burkina Faso at Soccer City: Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 16 Previous best performance: Winners in 1980 and 1994; Runners-up in 1984, 1988, 1990 and 2000 FIFA world ranking Jan. 2...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 14th, 2013
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The last time Nigeria won the African Cup of Nations was back in 1994 and they also wowed the world at the World cup same year. The team’s captain was Stephen Keshi and he is now in charge of the Super Eagles at South Africa 2013 In an exclusive chat with supersport.com at the team’s [&he...
By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
May 25th, 2012
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Former Nigeria captain Segun Odegbami is calling for a full investigation into the death of Rashidi Yekini. The 1993 African Footballer of the Year died earlier this month aged 48. Yekini was reportedly kidnapped shortly before his death, but the actual cause of death is still unclear. “They to...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
May 12th, 2012
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Again let me emphasise: Rashidi was not sick at the time he was abducted. Rashidi was never mad. He could have had periods of some depression but those were in the distant past. This is one of the most difficult articles I have ever written. I now believe that the universe sought me out some [&hellip...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
May 6th, 2012
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THE LATE Rashidi Yekini’s lawyer and neighbours have asked for a probe into the circumstances leading to the death of the ex-World Cup star. Nigeria’s all-time leading scorer Yekini died on Friday and he was buried the following day in his home town of Iraa in Kwara State. However, Yekini’s lawyer Ju...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
May 6th, 2012
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On a night when the moon and the stars were in their brightest and full state, Nigeria was thrown into mourning one of her heroes. Rashidi Yekini played for the Super Eagles for 14 years, between 1984 and 1998. His path to greatness was documented from being a roadside car mechanic to the nation’s fo...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
May 4th, 2012
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A retired Nigerian footballer, Rashidi Yekini who scored the country’s first goal at the World Cup is dead. Yekini who was born in Kaduna was said to have died in his Kwara residence. Though, the circumstances surrounding his death were still sketchy at the time of this story, his death was reportedl...
By benim
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Dec 3rd, 2010
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The biggest challenge that new Super Eagles head coach, Samson Siasia, will be facing is turning the erratic side into a deadly attacking team that was once the hallmark of Nigeria national teams. An analysis of all the strikers that Nigeria ever paraded sadly reveals that the past is better than the...