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.

2. Iwobi Gives Credit To Ozil For Arsenal Thrills

After putting up another superlative performance in Monday’s stunning come-from-behind 3-1 spanking of Leicester City at Emirates Stadium, many pundits are showering accolades on Iwobi, but the Super Eagles star says all credit should got to Ozil.

Iwobi added that the German midfield is a world class player, who he says having the privilege of playing alongside at the London club has helped him develop into a key man in Arsenal’s side.

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4. Pinnick Holds First AGM Of Second Tenure

Footballlive.ng can report that the NFF’s 74th Annual General Assembly will take place in Asaba about a month after Pinnick broke a jinx, in becoming the first man to gain re-election as the president of the body.
At the democratically composed NFF elective congress in Katsina on 20th September, Pinnick broke the duck of Nigeria’s soccer bosses always failing to return for a second term, due to fishy undercurrents and politicking among stakeholders.

5. Alex Iwobi compared to Lionel Messi by Arsenal fans after stunning MOTM performance

The Gunners managed a stellar performance to win 3-1 at the Emirates, despite going a goal behind within half an hour.

Alex Iwobi

Mesut Ozil‘s name was on the lips of many fans after the German was involved in all three of the goals.

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