FCT honours late Super Eagles striker by naming street after him

The FCT have named a street after the late Super Eagles striker as the first Nigerian to score at a FIFA World Cup

Rashidi Yekini celebrates after scoring Nigeria's first FIFA World Cup goal at USA 94

The Federal Capital territory, Abuja have honoured late Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini by naming a street after him.

Yekini  who is the national record goal scorer of the Super Eagles was named alongside other eminent Nigerians with Abuja streets named after them.

He was given this honoured for his feat as the first Nigerian footballer to have scored in senior FIFA World Cup competition.

Yekini scored 37 goals in 58 appearances for the Super Eagles and died in May 2012 at the age of 48.

In the list released by the Federal Government, a slew of sports personalities who have distinguished themselves were also honoured.

These include, the first Nigerian single Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa, former world wrestling champion,the late Power Mike Okpala,  first Nigerian to win World Boxing title, Dick Tiger Ihetu, and the youngest Nigerian to play at the African Cup of Nations, Mr. Daniel Amokachi.

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