Saturday, May 5, 2012

Rashidi Yekini Is Dead •Survived By
3 Wives, 3 Children •Ogunjobi,
Odegbami, Others React
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Written by Funmi Erinle, Omodele
Idris, Niyi Alebiosu, Dipo Ogunsola
and Lanre Olabisi
Saturday, 05 May 2012
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NIGERIA'S goal king and one-time
African Footballer Of The Year,
Rashidi Yekini, is dead. He was aged
49.
He died yesterday in a private
hospital in Ibadan. His remains will
be buried today at Ira, Kwara State.
It was a bombardment of enquiries
from concerned football fans who
wanted first- hand information from
Saturday Tribunesports after they
read the obituary of Yekini in the
social networking site, Facebook
yesterday afternoon.
After series of enquiries, Saturday
Tribunesports eventually gathered at
about 10 pm on Friday night that
Yekini had actually given up the
ghost.
He died in the early hours of
yesterday at a private hospital after
what had been described as prolong
mental disorder.
Confirming the death to Saturday
Tribunesports yesterday, one-time
national teammate of Yekini, Ike
Shorunmu, told Saturday
Tribunesports that he was informed
by the mother of one of Yekini's
children that the gangling striker was
dead.
''It's so sad but the truth of the matter
is that our dear Rashidi Yekini is
dead,''Shorunmu lamented. ''He died
in a private hospital in Ibadan,'' he
said.

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