A Privilege To Share Dressing Room With You, Amunike Mourns Yekini

Former Super Eagles player, Emmanuel Amunike, has mourned his former teammate, Rashidi Yekini.

Yekini died May 4, 2012, aged 48, after 58 appearances for the Super Eagles, scoring 38 goals.

His goalscoring record is yet to be matched in the history of Nigerian international football.

“Rashidi Yekini can never be replaced in our hearts. Though he has passed on, he can never be replaced and that’s the reason you can see Nigerians still paying tributes to him,” Amuneke, Yekini’s teammate at the 1994 AFCON and US ’94 World Cup, told The PUNCH.

“For me, it was a great privilege as a kid to have nursed the ambition of playing for Nigeria and even more privileged to have shared the dressing room with him and played together at the AFCON and World Cup.

“He will always be in my heart and we can only continue to pray that his soul rest in peace.”

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