The CEO of Rashidi Yekini Foundation who doubles as the legal counsel to the late ‘goalking’ Barr Mohammed Jubril Olanrewaju has thanked the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government for recognising the efforts of the late football legend, Rashidi Yekini with posthumous award of MON.
The Ibadan based legal practitioner made the remark while speaking with the sporting press in Ibadan on Thursday, saying the national honour came at the right time which is exactly ten years after the mysterious death of the Super Eagles all-time leading scorer.
“Nothing is too much to do by the federal government to immortalize the name of my late client considering what had done to boost the image of Nigeria’s Super Eagles among the comity of football nations in his lifetime.
“On this premise, I want to thank the federal government, on behalf of the Rashidi Yekini Foundation for the posthumous award of MON, coming especially now that we’re planning to celebrate his ten years remembrance”, Barr. Mohammed noted.
Rashidi Yekini scored 37 goals as a Nigerian international footballer, and represented the nation in seven major tournaments, including two World Cup Championships, where he scored the country’s first-ever goal in the competition.