Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to honour Yekini

Nigeria Football Federation President, Aminu Maigari, will lead a delegation of the football body to the eighth-day prayer for the departed Super Eagles’ legend Rashidi Yekini on Saturday in Kwara State.

The delegation will have NFF 1st Vice-President, Mike Umeh, Emeka Inyama and Dr. Shehu Adamu among others.

Maigari is expected to reveal the NFF’s plan to immortalise Yekini at the ceremony.

On Thursday, in Abuja, Maigari said he was shocked at comments by some persons that the NFF abandoned the former striker.

“It is incorrect to say that the NFF abandoned the late football hero. We made several efforts to reach him, and even announced it in the media sometime last year that we were looking for him. We went beyond that to send several persons to Yekini but he just didn’t want to have anything to do with anybody,” Maigari said.

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