NFF to partner late Rashidi Yekini Foundation

Akinwunmi with Rashidi kids

The Nigeria Football Federation have declared that it will partner the Foundation launched by the children of the late Super Eagles’ goal king, Rashidi Yekini.

The eldest child of the Eagles’ legend Yemisi formally informed the NFF of the Foundation, and requested the NFF to help with materials that tell the story of her father’s marvelous contributions to Nigeria football while representing fatherland. These, she said, would be used to set up a Rashidi Yekini Museum in his home in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The NFF resolve was disclosed at the weekend by NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who received Yemisi Yekini and her sister, Omoyemi at the Lagos State Football Association office in Lagos.

“We will provide a solid base and support for the Foundation, which is a noble objective and deserves commendation. The NFF is truly impressed that you children of late Yekini have come up with this great idea.

“Of course, we will commit whatever we can to the Foundation. Yekini remains a Nigeria legend for all time. I advise that you should allow the Foundation to be run by professionals.”

Akinwunmi, who is also Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association added that the LSFA/Akinwunmi Charity Foundation would take up payment of the school fees of Omoyemi Yekini, late Yekini’s last child, who is studying English at the University if Ilorin.

The Nigeria national team record goal scorer netted 37 goals for the Super Eagles in an international career that spanned 15 years.