Former Super Eagles skipper Sunday Oliseh took to social media on Wednesday in remembrance of a team-mate and Nigeria’s finest striker of all time Rashidi Yekini who passed on exactly four years ago but his message irked a cross section of his followers on the social media platform.
Today makes it four years since the death of Rashidi Yekini who started his professional career with UNTL of Kaduna, before switching to Shooting Stars of Ibadan in 1982. Joined Abiola Babes between 1984 to 1987, before moving to Africa Sports of Cote d’ Ivoire in 1987.
Yekini would go on to feature for Vitória Setúbal, Olympiacos, Sporting Gijón, FC Zürich, Bizerte, Al-Shabab, Julius Berger and Gateway.
Oliseh who recently quit his position as Super Eagles manager following his team’s poor performance in the 2016 CHAN competition and the championship’s aftermath altercation with NFF wrote on twitter, saying:
4 yrs ago today We lost Rashidi Yekini Nigeria’s greatest legendary striker.Let’s mourn but also celebrate his legacy.God bless his soul.
— Sunday Oliseh (@SundayOOliseh) May 4, 2016
“4 yrs ago today We lost Rashidi Yekini Nigeria’s greatest legendary striker.Let’s mourn but also celebrate his legacy.God bless his soul.” His tweet was followed up by comments like:
@SundayOOliseh you were part of the mafias who ensure that he doesn’t get to score then. Why the sudden u turn. Learn from BPL champs!
— Immanuel (@streakme03) May 4, 2016