Rashidi Yekini was the African footballer of the year in 1993, he is one of the best strikers Nigeria ever had and he scored Nigeria first ever goal at the FIFA world cup against Bulgaria at USA 1994. Born on the 23rd of October 1963 in Kaduna to parents of Yoruba origin, he had his primary education in Kaduna and played football for fun on the street of Kaduna. He started his professional football career at UNTL Kaduna before moving to Shooting stars of Ibadan from 1982 - 1984. He later move to Abiola babes and Africa sports before moving to Europe in 1990 where he played for Portuguese club Vitoria setubal, Greek side Olympiakos and host of other clubs before moving back to Africa in 1999 and ending his career at Gateway FC of Ogun state.
He was part of the Nigeria team that Won the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia 1994. He scored a total of 37 goals for Nigeria in 58 appearances and was named African footballer of the year in 1993. He died on the 4th of May 2012 and was buried amidst praise from Nigerians