A confirmation has been made on the death of Former Super Eagles powerful striker Rashidi Yekini last night at a private hospital in Ibadan.
Super Eagles ex-goal keeper Ike Shoroumu confirmed this saying : ‘It’s so sad but the truth of the matter is that our dear Rashidi Yekini is dead, Shorunmu lamented. ‘He died in a private hospital in Ibadan. ‘The woman who had a daughter for Yekini told me this sad news and told me that he would be buried today in Ira, Kwara State.’
Colin Udoh, a sports analyst while on twitter said: ‘Yekini has been moved from his house to his family house. Word from there is it’s critical at the moment #PrayForYekini and later tweeted CONFIRMED: Former Nigeria striker Rashidi Yekini is dead’.
Rashidi Yekini was sick for a while, but died on May 4th, 2012.
He was born on October 1964 in Kaduna, Rashidi Yekini played in Nigeria’s premier league before seeking greener pasture in Ivory Coast to play for Africa Sports. He later went to Portugal and Victoria Setubal where he eventually became top scorer in the Portuguese league.
Rest in Peace