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8 Years After his Death, Rashidi Yekini's Lovely Daughters are Keeping his Name Alive

The late Rashidi Yekini departed this world exactly eight years ago, however, his daughters Rashidat and Omoyemi Yekini have continued to make waves for themselves as they maintain the good name of their father. Omoyemi Yekini Omoyemi is a graduate of the University of Ilorin, having graduated with a degree in English at the 'Better by Far' institution in 2019. The beautiful lady is a carbon copy of her dad, who is remembered worldwide for his iconic celebration at the 1994 World Cup when he scored Nigeria’s

  2 years ago ago
8 Years After his Death, Rashidi Yekini's Lovely Daughters are Keeping his Name Alive

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Daniel Amokachi Must Be A Proud Father Seeing How His Two Sons Have Turned Out To Be

Daniel Owefin Amokachi is a Nigerian former professional footballer and former assistant manager of the Nigeria national football team.He has been a technical director since 2006.With World Cup performances, he was third in the African Footballer of the Year award three times.

  1 year ago ago
Daniel Amokachi Must Be A Proud Father Seeing How His Two Sons Have Turned Out To Be

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Top 11 Greatest Nigerian Players Of All Time, Base On Formation 4 - 4 - 2

11.Goal keeper : Vincent Enyeama There arguably won't be a more in-form goalkeeper heading to Brazil than Enyeama. An ever-present for Lille, the 31-year-old became the first ever goalkeeper to win Ligue 1's African Footballer of the Year award. He is also the maiden Nigerian to claim the accolade. Many feel that the recognition was deserved, having conceded just 25 goals in 37 outings between the posts. Speaking recently, the gloveman said: "It's amazing, a great honour and I deeply appreciate it. I must f

  1 year ago ago
Top 11 Greatest Nigerian Players Of All Time, Base On Formation 4 - 4 - 2

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Meet 3 European born players who won African Footballer of the Year award

1. Frederic Kanoute. (Credit: Alamy stock photos). Born in one of the suburbs in Lyon, Frederic Kanoute is the first player born outside Africa to win the African Footballer of the Year award. He took advantage of a change in FIFA rules that allows footballers to represent the national team of their parent countries, and he started playing for the Malian national team in 2004.

  8 months ago ago
Meet 3 European born players who won African Footballer of the Year award

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Throwback Pictures Of Daniel Amokachi

Ex Nigerian international football player, Daniel Amokachi is one of the old Nigerian players that grew up playing football which they found talent in.Amokachi who was born and brought up in Kaduna in 1972, he started his football career at the age of 9.

  1 year ago ago
Throwback Pictures Of Daniel Amokachi

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5 Nigerian players who can win the African Footballer of the Year award

Nigerian players are yet to end the African Footballer of the Year drought since the exploits of Super Eagles 'Fantastic Four' of Rashidi Yekini, Emmanuel Amuneke, Victor Ikpeba and Nwankwo Kanu who won the prestigious award in the 90s. With over two decades without winning the top-most individual gong, Nigerian fans are desperate to see their football stars shine brightest once more.

  11 months ago ago
5 Nigerian players who can win the African Footballer of the Year award

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Samuel Eto’o’s five top African players pick many disagree with

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o has named his five best players in the history of African football. While some pundits disagree with his picks others claim the list is incomplete. The four-time African footballer of the year believes he remains the best footballer to have emerged from the continent but that five other players need commendation for their contributions to the development of the sport in Africa. Below is his list: 1) Yaya Touré: The former Ivory Coast captain notably won the Uefa Champions Lea

  2 years ago ago
Samuel Eto’o’s five top African players pick many disagree with

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5 Evergreen Nigeria Footballers That Can Never Be Forgotten In Nigeria

1.Rashidi Yekini: He was Nigerian professional footballer.He is the all time top goalscorer for Nigeria.He represented Nigeria in seven major tournaments, including two world cup.He also won the African Footballer of the Year.

  1 year ago ago
5 Evergreen Nigeria Footballers That Can Never Be Forgotten In Nigeria

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"This is one of the biggest regrets I've ever had" - Okocha claims.

"This is one of the biggest regrets I have ever had," says Okocha. Austin Jay Jay Okocha, a former Nigerian Super Eagles captain, has admitted that he has no regrets about not having added the prestigious CAF African Footballer of the Year award to his individual laurel during his game days. He made the announcement while speaking during a question-and-answer session with media personality Toke Makinwa on Thursday. He said: "And if I say, I'll say, I'm sorry I didn't win the African Footballer of the Year, this

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The only six (6)African footballers who owned a private jdt

Africa are so blessed with a lot of talented players and those players earn lot of huge amount through their career . Some of African players owned lot of expensive cars and luxury house but it was a few of them that owned a private jet. Here are the list of Africa players that owned a private jet. Mohammed Salah The Egypt and Liverpool player is among the highest-paid African footballers in the world. He has an annual salary of $14 million at Liverpool.The 2019 EPL golden boot winner’s worth is estimated

  2 years ago ago
The only six (6)African footballers who owned a private jdt

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Top 10 Best Nigerian Footballers Of All Time (No 1 Is like Messi)

See the top 10 players in the history of Nigerian football. 10. Vincent Enyeama (2002-present, 89 caps, no goals) There arguably won't be a more in-form goalkeeper heading to Brazil than Enyeama. An ever-present for Lille, the 31-year-old became the first ever goalkeeper to win Ligue 1's African Footballer of the Year award. He is also the maiden Nigerian to claim the accolade. Many feel that the recognition was deserved, having conceded just 25 goals in 37 outings between the posts. Speaking recently, the

  2 years ago ago
Top 10 Best Nigerian Footballers Of All Time (No 1 Is like Messi)

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Michael Essien and Some of Africa's Best Defensive Midfielders

1. Yaya Toure He is the only player to win the African Footballer of The Year for 4 consecutive years. Yaya Toure had an illustrious career both at club side and for his national team. In the 2009 Uefa Champions league final, Yaya played as a central defender as Barcelona went on to defeat Manchester United and win the Champions League. He won 2 Spanish La Liga titles and one Copa Del Rey with Barcelona. Yaya Toure moved to England, where he played for Manchester City in his original role as defensive midfielder.

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Michael Essien and Some of Africa's Best Defensive Midfielders

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Top 10 Nigerian footballers of all time

FIFA World Cup countdown: Top 10 Nigerian footballers of all time By Liam Apicella , Features Editor | 5y While the likes of Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana have all made impressions at recent World Cup tournaments, it was Nigeria that guided the way. As their fellow African nations floundered, the Super Eagles were ranked fifth in the world as they reached the last 16 of USA '94 and they went on to repeat that achievement four years later in France. Surprisingly, the men in green have only won the Africa Cup

  2 years ago ago
Top 10 Nigerian footballers of all time

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See Recent Pictures Of Former Malian Footballer Frédéric Kanouté.

Remember Former Malian Footballer Frédéric Kanouté? See Recent Pictures Of Him. Frédéric Kanouté is a Malian-French former professional footballer who played as a striker for several top-tier clubs in Europe, enjoying his greatest success with La Liga side Sevilla. He was born on 2nd September 1977 (age 43 years) in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France. Frédéric Kanouté who was born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France started his football career during his youth in 1997 were he played for Lyon. Frédéric Kanouté

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See Recent Pictures Of Former Malian Footballer Frédéric Kanouté.

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Sports News: The Kwara State Government Is Set To Name Stadium After The Late Rashidi Yekini

Hello everyone, I bring you the latest happenings in the society. This is an interesting read on sports in the society and the efforts of the Kwara State Governor to name a stadium after the late Rashidi Yekini. I remain Victoria 😍, welcome to my space. As reported in The Nation newspaper, the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said that the Kwara State sports Complex, Illorin would be named after late football icon, Rashidi Yekini. The Governor made this known during his visit to the Minister

  1 year ago ago
Sports News: The Kwara State Government Is Set To Name Stadium After The Late Rashidi Yekini

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11 Ronaldos Will Win Nothing!Defenders Deserve More Respect

It is a very rare occurrence in Football. A defender winning a Player of The Year award. It hardly ever happens and when it does, a few eyebrows are raised, sometimes even by the award recipient. That was the scenario that played out at the maiden edition of the Ballers Awards in Lagos last weekend when Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi took the Player Of The Year Gong. The player was to say the least stunned to have won the award ahead of more obvious choices like National teammate Asisat Oshola who just c

  2 years ago ago
11 Ronaldos Will Win Nothing!Defenders Deserve More Respect

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Former Super Eagles Striker Appointed As The Special Adviser On Sport To The President.

Former super eagles striker Daniel Owofen Amokachi, born in Kaduna is a Nigerian former professional football player between 1990 to 1999. He has 44 appearances for the Super eagles with with 13 goals to his name. The former super eagles striker has been a technical director since 2006. With World cup performances, he was third in the African Footballer Of The Year award three times. As a forward, he was known for his speed, technique and physical strength, which earned him the nicknames Black Bull and Black

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Former Super Eagles Striker Appointed As The Special Adviser On Sport To The President.

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Meet Daniel Amokachi's Handsome Twins.

Daniel Owefin Amokachi is a Nigerian former professional footballer, and former assistant manager of the Nigeria national football team. He has been a technical director since 2006. With World Cup performances, he was third in the African Footballer of the Year award three times.  Amokachi is married to a Tunisian woman and has twin sons named Kalim and Nazim. Kalim and Nazim who are the son's of super eagles former Player Daniel amokachi and they are following their father's footsteps in becoming football

  2 years ago ago
Meet Daniel Amokachi's Handsome Twins.

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FG appoints Daniel Amokachi as a Football Ambassador

President Buhari Appoints Daniel Amokachi As Nigeria's Football Ambassador Daniel Owefin Amokachi is a Nigerian former professional footballer, and former assistant manager of the Nigeria national football team. He has been a technical director since 2006. With World Cup performances, he was third in the African Footballer of the Year award three times in recognition of his dedication and for putting Nigeria on the global football map, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed him as Nigeria’s Football Amb

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FG appoints Daniel Amokachi as a Football Ambassador