It was confirm this evening that former African Player of the year, Rashidi Yekini is dead. He died at the age of 49,
Family sources said he died after a brief illness. Its was also gathered that Yekini would be buried in his hometown, Offa, in Kwara State Saturday.
Rashidi Yekini (born 23 October 1963) in Kaduna was a Nigerian retired footballer who played as a striker. He scored Nigeria’s first goal in a FIFA World Cup.