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Rashidi Yekini is a terrific finisher – Ghana’s Tony Baffoe shares experience with the Nigerian legend

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Former Ghana defender Tony Baffoe has shared his experience with all-time Nigerian goalscorer Rashidi Yekini describing him a terrific finisher.

Tony Baffoe expressed huge admiration for the late Super Eagles forward who he said could shoot from unthinkable angles.

The 54-year-old former
Black Stars defender made this revelation after being asked to narrate his experience on microblogging site Twitter.

He said “The first time I met and played against Yekini was in 1991 – Lagos the famous Surulere stadium [qualifiers for Senegal 1992],”

“Impressive striker, fast especially the first 20 metres. He could shoot from angles you would not even think of. He was a terrific finisher! A Gentleman.”

Rashidi Yekini featured for a host of clubs in Africa and Europe before his passing in May 2012.

In Europe, he played for Olympiacos, FC Zurich and Sporting Gijon while playing for clubs like Abiola Babes and Shooting Stars in his home country Nigeria.

He featured for African Sports and CA Bizertin of Ivory Coast and Tunisia respectively.


About Richard Korley

Accountant | Blogger/ Founder of Press Sports Ghana | Formerly a presenter with Volta Premier FM, Ho. Sports fan by default. I aspire to write

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