Rashidi Yekini’s daughters plan big for late Dad

Four years after late Nigerian football legend, Rashidi Yekini's untimely demise, his two beautiful daughters, Ye­misi and Omoyemi Yekini are set to immortalize the name of the late hero.



 To the children, rather than involve themselves in the ugly and embar­rassing scandals that had continued to trail the death of the ex-international, they prefer to showcase the happy times and fond
memories of the icon by turning the late Yekini’s house in Ibadan to a mu­seum.


 The passing on of Yekini to the great beyond on May 4, 2012 had been shrouded with controversy and his children were seeking to celebrate the life and times of their fa­ther in a manner befitting a legend through the Rashidi Yekini Foundation.

Speaking with a select crop of sports writers in Lagos, the eldest daugh­ter, Yemisi revealed that apart from the Foundation which would be mainly focused on charity works, they were also planning a testimonial match to bid their father a final farewell.

SunNewsonline reports that Yemisi, a graduate of Cinematography from De Mantfert University, Leicester, United Kingdom, disclosed that the museum would be used to showcase every of late Yekini’s trophies, medals and other memorabilia’s of his sojourn in football and called on Nigerians to as­sist them in immortalizing their dad’s name.
“We want to debunk the claims that we are suffer­ing. I and my sister Yemi come from a great home.
Our father was awesome and we have fond memo­ries of him.”

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