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Rashidi Yekini beats Yeboah to emerge best striker in Africa
Jun 22, 2020
By: Cletus Ilobanafor

Even in death,Rashi­di Yekini, the for­mer Super Eagles forward, has con­tinued to be celebrated, as he was recently voted the best Striker in Africa in a poll conducted by world football governing body, Federation of Internation­al Football Association (FIFA).

The contest was between him and Ghanaian legend, Anthony Yeboah, where the world football governing body asked fans across the world to vote who is the best between the late Nigerian legend and the Ghanaian.

The best between the duo was decided through a poll, organised by FIFA, where the ex-Super Eagles striker emerged top.

The late Nigerian striker got 77.9 percent of the votes cast while the Black Stars’ legend got 22.1 percent.

Yekini is the 3rd AF­CONs’ all time scorer and was the tournament’s highest goal scorers in two editions of the continent’s version of the World Cup.

Yekini, who was named Africa’s best player in 1993, scored Nigeria’s first ever goal at the World Cup, scor­ing the opener in Nigeria’s 3-0 opening match win against Bulgaria at USA ‘94.

‘Ye-King’, as he was nick­named, scored a total of 164 goals in 253 club appearanc­es and 37 goals in 58 nation­al team outings. The Kwara State born goalador died on May 4, 2012, in Ibadan, at the age of 48.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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