Yemi Yekini, the daughter of the late Nigerian football icon, Rashidi Yekini, has taken to Twitter to wish her father a posthumous birthday.
In the Tweet, Yemi described him as one of the greatest strikers to have played for Nigeria. In 1994, Rashidi Yekini scored the country’s first World Cup. He died on May 4, 2012 at the age of 48.
Rashidi who was born October 23, 1963 in Kaduna had scored 37 times in 58 appearances for Nigeria and bagged in a total of 164 career goals in 253 games.
Celebrating him Yemi Yekini wrote;
“Happy Birthday Dad. Greatest No 9 to come out of Nigeria.”
Her tweet has generated lots of reactions from Nigerian as they troop out amass at the micro blogging site to celebrate the legend.
See Tweet below;
Happy Birthday Dad. Greatest No 9 to come out of Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/fKZHETq7JP
— YemiYekini (@yemisi_xo) October 23, 2020