1. Nigeria: FIFA, NFF Mark Rashidi Yekini’s 55th Posthumous Birthday
FIFA yesterday marked the 55th posthumous birthday of Rashidi Yekini, Nigeria’s first World Cup goal scorer. A photo of the late Yekini, celebrating a goal was shared on FIFA World Cup Twitter handle @FIFAWorldCup.
The tweet read, “Rashidi Yekini, scorer of Nigeria’s SuperEagles’s first goal at the #WorldCup, would have been 55 today.”The celebration from Nigeria’s record goal-scorer will live on in World Cup folklore.” The Nigeria Football Federation also celebrated Yekini on the federation’s Twitter handle. @thenff. According to Wikipedia, Yekini scored 37 goals as a Nigerian international, and represented the nation in five major tournaments, including two World Cups where he scored the country’s first-ever goal in the competition. He was also named the African Footballer of the Year in 1993.
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