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Yekini dies aged 48

May 5, 2012
Former Nigeria striker Rashidi Yekini has died aged 48.

Yekini, who scored Nigeria's first ever World Cup goal 1994, died suddenly in Ira, Nigeria.

The striker, who played for Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal, Greek giants Olympiakos and Spanish team Sporting Gijon, is best remembered for his goals at the World Cup in the United States.

He scored his country's first World Cup goal in a 3-0 win over Bulgaria. His celebration, running into the goal and clutching the ...

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