Late Nigerian forward, Rashidi Yekini beat
Ex-Ghana international Anthony Yeboah as the greatest striker.
In a poll organised by FIFA via its official twitter handle, the late Nigerian legend emerged as best forward against his Ghanaian compatriot Tony Yeboah yesterday.
The Poll saw 10,445 football fans cast their vote with the Nigerian legend pulling a whopping 77.9 per cent of the votes against the Ghanaian’s 22.1.
Rashidi Yekini scored 37goals in 58 appearances for the Super Eagles and is the first player to score at the FIFA World Cup for Nigeria in 1994.
Yekini was crowned African Player of the Year in 1993. He was top scorer at two African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament, and third all-time goalscorer in the continent’s biggest showpiece.
Meanwhile, Anthony Yeboah is regarded as one of Ghana’s best strikers after having won two golden boots in the German Bundesliga.
Yegola as he’s popularly nicknamed scored 29 times in over 50 games for the Black Stars, ranking third behind Asamoah Gyan and Abedi Pele in Ghana’ all-time record goal scorers.
The Late Rashidi Yekini scored 164 goals in 253 appearances at club level winning the goal king title in Portuguese Primeira Liga.
He passed on in 2012 at age 48.