Lagos State Football Association boss Seyi Akinwunmi says the LSFA/Akinwunmi Charity Foundation...
Lagos State Football Association boss Seyi Akinwunmi says the LSFA/Akinwunmi Charity Foundation would take up payment of the school fees of Late Rashidi Yekini’s last child Omoyemi Yekini who is studying English at the University if Ilorin.
The Nigeria Football Federation have also declared that it will partner the Foundation launched by the children of the late Super Eagles’ goal king, Rashidi Yekini.
|The famous celebration by late Rashidi Yekini after scoring Nigeria's first ever goal at the World cup in '94|
The eldest child of the Eagles’ legend Yemisi formally informed the NFF of the Foundation, and requested the NFF to help with materials that tell the story of her father’s marvelous contributions to Nigeria football while representing fatherland. These, she said, would be used to set up a Rashidi Yekini Museum in his home in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The NFF resolve was disclosed at the weekend by NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who received Yemisi Yekini and her sister, Omoyemi at the Lagos State Football Association office in Lagos.
“We will provide a solid base and support for the Foundation, which is a noble objective and deserves commendation. The NFF is truly impressed that you children of late Yekini have come up with this great idea.
“Of course, we will commit whatever we can to the Foundation. Yekini remains a Nigeria legend for all time. I advise that you should allow the Foundation to be run by professionals.” Akinwunmi is quoted as saying on the NFF official website.
Yekini scored 37 goals for the Super Eagles in an international career that spanned 15 years.