The plight of the former goal king of Nigeria, Rashidi Yekini has attracted the attention of the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation who are now seeking for a way to help him.
The chairman of the committee, Barrister Chris Green told 2muchsports.com in Abuja that they have been fully informed of the condition of the former Super Eagles striker and have been consulting on the best way of helping him get back to his toes.
Pic: Rashidi Yekini celebrates scoring Nigeria’s first ever World Cup goal against Bulgaria in 1994
He stated that they have sent words to his former team mate, Mutiu Adekpoju who resides in the same city with him to furnish them with all necessary information about the man who holds the goal scoring record in the senior National team.
“Yekini has put in so much for this country and it will not be nice to sit down and watch the man go through the problem he is going through. We have to find a way of helping him.”
The chairman of the NFF technical committee revealed that Rashidi could be useful in several ways in the Nigeria football scene, maintaining that they could even make him a member of the scouting sub committee.
It is been said that Rashidi Yekini seem to be suffering from some psychological problem and he has been seen moving about bare foot in the streets of Ibadan.
Rashidi is Nigeria’s record goal scorer. In a career that lasted from 1983 to 1998 he scored 37 goals from 64 games