INTRODUCTION TO RASHIDI YEKINI BIOGRAPHY
Rashidi Yekini Personal Life
Rashidi Yekini was born on Wednesday, October 23rd, 1963 in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria to the Family of Alhaji Yekini and Alhaja Sikirat Yekini of Yoruba Origin, Ira Offa, Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State in the southwestern region of Nigeria. The legendary Rashidi Yekini is a Nigeria Hero Football player who proudly played with Nigeria, Super Eagles Team for over 14 years.
As it not commonly revealed to crowd about Rashidi Yekini state of origin, but the truth information is that Rashidi Yekini hailed from Ira. Ira is very small town in Offa, Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara state in the southwestern region of Nigeria as detailed in the above.
Rashidi Yekini Wife and Children
Rashidi Yekini married three wives among whom where Adeola and Kemi, Yekini; and had three daughters, named Yemisi, Omoyemi and Damilola, Yekini.
According to Wikipedia, Rashidi Yekini was born as a Muslim on Wednesday, the 23rd of October 1963 and which will stipulate Rashidi Yekini age at about 59 years as of this year 2022. Unfortunately, Rashidi Yekini was diagnosed with cancer and the Nigerian Government did not come to his aid until he last breathed in 4th May, 2012 at the age of 49 and was buried in his hometown of Ira Offa, Kwara State. . May Allah (SWT) forgive his shortcoming, Aamin. He was survived by his aged mother, brother, wives and children.
Rashidi Yekini Awards
The Nigeria Hero player set a precedent for Nigerian Football Federation when he won the CAF African Footballer of the year award in 1993 as he became the first Nigerian to win the title.
It was a feat achieved playing in Portugal, away from the French league that had dominated the awards for most of the preceding years.
Rashidi Yekini Net Worth
Rashidi Yekini was one of the wealthiest footballers during his time. The athlete who spent more than two decades of his life playing football would have had more wealth if he had invested his wealth, as his net worth ranges from 1 million to 10 million dollars during his football career.
Rashidi Yekini House and Property
Rashidi Yekini had several two houses and automobiles, one of the houses is a two-story building with four three bedrooms ﬂats and a boys’ quarter located at Ijagbo in Kwara state, He built the house for his mum, and she still lives there for sometimes and the other is a twin ﬁve-room duplex with a boys quarter of two rooms and two garages located in Oni and sons area in Ibadan.
His net worth is not available.
Rashidi Yekini Football Career
Rashidi Yekini remains one of the most finest Africa Football Stars to ever come out of Nigeria and Africa as a whole. He had a very successful career playing for both his national team (Super Eagles) and Foreign Football Clubs. Below is a list of the teams that Rashidi Yekini represented in the 24 years of his professional football career.
- Gateway United F.C (2005)
- Julius Berger (2002–2003)
- Africa Sports (1999–2002)
- Al-Shabab (1999)
- Bizerte (1998–1999)
- Zürich (1997–1998)
- Vitória Setúbal (1997)
- Sporting Gijón (1995–1996)
- Olympiacos (1994–1995)
- Vitória Setúbal (1990–1994)
- Africa Sports (1987–1990)
- Abiola Babes (1984–1987)
- Shooting Stars (1982–1984)
- UNTL Kaduna (1981–1982)
Rashidi Yekini Mother And Family
Rashidi is survived by his Mother Alhaja Sikiratu Yekini, and three siblings; Akeem Yekini, Ismaila Yekini, and his sister, Roﬁat Yekini.
His aged mother still lives at Ijagbo, Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
His sister Roﬁat Yekini died in 2014 in an auto crash as the 18 seater vehicle she boarded while returning from a business trip collided with a lorry along Okuku, Oshogbo road.
His brother, Akeem Yekini died in 2018 after he complained of body pain and malaria. Ismaila Yekini is the only surviving sibling of the late Rashidi Yekini.
Rashidi Yekini Cause of Death
There have been a lot of controversies surrounding the former Eagles striker’s death, including his family’s alleged involvement, which was revealed by his lawyer Mohammed Olarenwaju. (Source: GoalBall)
The lawyer told Top FM in an interview in Ibadan, that the striker when he was ill, asked him to ensure that his family didn’t take him anywhere as that would be his end, stated that Yekini had told him how his family had unsuccessfully tried to kill him on several occasions.
According to Olarenwaju, he stated that following the days before his death, an extremely ill Yekini was forcefully taken by his brother Akeem and sister Roﬁat took him to an herbalist (marabou) in the Apete area of Ibadan. He was reportedly touched with a charm on the head before the herbalist locked him with chains in his herbal home.
It didn’t take long before after that incident when Rofiat told him that the striker was dead. The lawyer also claimed that the sister Roﬁat (already dead by the time of the interview) told him that Rashidi Yekini was only given tea in the herbal home. After siping it twice, he fell asleep, woke up after a few hours gasping for breath.
She claimed to have rushed him to Al-Amin hospital located at Awotan Ibadan, Oyo State, where he died. Doctor’s report stated that he died from a cardiac arrest (heart attack).
Is Rashidi Yekini still alive?
Rashidi Yekini is died.
As a Muslim, Yekini was buried immediately in Ira Offa, his hometown in Kwara State. During his burial, one of his neighbors who didn’t want his name mentioned claimed that Rashidi Yekini’s problems started after a failed business deal with a partner who owned a Bureau De change business in Sabo area of Ibadan.
He also claimed that Rashidi’s automobiles were in dire need of repair, which led to the athlete always trekking around the city.