Dare Salutes ‘African Legend’ On Eight-Year Remembrance

Sunday Dare described the late Rashidi Yekini as one of the best strikers the African continent produced on the eighth anniversary of his death.

According to Sunday Dare, “He was a delight to watch during his game days. He scored some of the most fantastic goals that left some goalkeepers helpless.


"Rashidi Yekini will be remembered forever as a football legend in Africa, not just Nigeria."

Dare to conclude by saying, "May your soul continue to rest in peace."

Read too: FIFA, NFF and Adepoju pay tribute to Yekini


Yekini, the top scorer of the Nigerian national team of all time, made 58 appearances and scored 37 goals for the team, died on May 4, 2012 at the age of 48.

Born in Kwara, Rashidi Yekini was born in Kaduna and started his professional career in Ivory Coast. Some of the clubs he played in Nigeria include; Abiola, 3SC, Julius Berger and Gateway FC, where he retired as a professional football player.


The former African footballer of the year was the Premiere League's top scorer in the 1993-94 season, scoring 21 goals. The highlight of his professional football career was in Portugal, where he played for Victoria de Setubal.

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