Gangling Rashidi Yekinni, ace Super Eagles striker dies at 48


Rashidi Yekini, Nigeria’s glamorous striker and one time Africa’s Footballer of the Year  is dead.

He died on Friday  in Ira offa in Kwara state, where he had been transferred following his strange behaviour

He has been mentally sick for some time while reports in recent days claimed ha has been walking barely on the streets of Ibadan. In Oyo State while holding his shoes on his head

Dangling Yekini, as he is fondly called by millions of his admirers  made history for Nigeria at the USA 1994 World Cup by scoring the first world cup goal for Nigeria against Stoickov Bulgaria.

He will be remembered for his usual dazzling moves and instilling of confidence on Nigeria teams even on the face of obvious defeat.

Gangling Rashidi Yekinni.. passed on

The Kwara born striker has been  noted as neurologically unbalance for several months.

The Kwara State born footballer  was Nigeria’s highest goal scorer in the national team for years and played for local and international teams before retiring..

More details coming.