NFF Awards: Nigerians React To The Omission Of Rashidi Yekini
Some Nigerians are displeased at the exclusion of Rashidi Yekini from the all-time Nigerian XI announced at The NFF awards ceremony in Lagos on Monday.
The XI, which is a match up between male and female ex-internationals, didn’t have Super Eagles’ all time leading goal scorer for reasons best known to the organisers.
Rashidi Yekini gained global recognition for his celebration of Nigeria's first goal at the 1994 World Cup against Bulgaria.
He ran into the net and kept screaming his name while being overwhelmed with joy.
For the records, Yekini is still the highest goal scorer in the Super Eagles with 37 goals in 58 matches over 14 years.
See comments below:
No Rashidi Yekini in Nigeria's all-time greatest XI? #NFFAwards— Kelechi Nkoro (@K1Says) February 19, 2018
Una Dey Craze.. Una dey Mad...
Una Dey gbo gbo Cigar
Una go marry Okpolo
Okpolo go give all of una belle.
Nonsense and ingredient..?????? pic.twitter.com/61IyNjwz7L
Super Eagles of Nigeria top goal scorers of all time:— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) February 20, 2018
1)Rashidi Yekini - 37 goals
2)Segun Odegbami - 23 goals
3)Yakubu Aiyegbeni- 21 goals
4)Ikechukwu Uche - 19 goals
This our NFF no get respect o.#NFFAwards
How dare you announce top eleven of all time and not include Rashidi Yekini, the highest scoring Nigerian footballer of all time. Y'all have got to be kidding me #NFFAwards— Chiukwunwendu (@JFlaimzy) February 19, 2018
so NFF selected SuperEagles all time best and Rashidi Yekini wasn’t the striker neither was he in the line up,didn’t watch much of him but I want to know who took his place,what’s the name of that person?— Khalid (@khalidmovic) February 20, 2018
Brown Ideye or Yakubu???
An "all-time Legend XI" with Rashidi Yekini missing is questionable. Haba @thenff ??— Emmanuel Etim (@Emiearth) February 19, 2018
If this is your idea of gender equality it is obvious you lot have a lot to learn, where is Late Rashidi Yekini & Late Stephen Keshi? https://t.co/5AuWWqelUJ— Cypher (@vj_cypher) February 20, 2018
I don't agree with that Nigeria Legend Award lists Rashidi Yekini deserve to be there #Smoothtf— Oge Jenny NwaGunnerz (@oge_jenny) February 20, 2018