Rest in Peace: Rashidi Yekini

Rest in Peace: Rashidi Yekini


Rest in Peace: Rashidi Yekini


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Whenever a member of the world soccer community passes away it is a sad day, but the passing of former Nigerian World Cup striker Rashidi Yekini at the age of 48 last Friday brought an extra tinge of sadness for a generation of American soccer fans.

Yekini's unforgettable goal celebration during Nigeria's 3-0 win vs. Bulgaria at the 1994 World Cup was one of the signature moments of a tournament that helped a generation of Americans become soccer fans. It was just one moment in a storied career for Yekini, who helped lead Nigeria to the 1994 African Cup of Nations title and remains Nigeria's all-time goal-scoring leader, but it is that signature moment at the World Cup lives long in the memories of so many.

For those who never saw Yekini's World Cup goal, or for those who did and would love to see it again. Here it is:

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