Kwara State Government to name stadium after Rashidi Yekini

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Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has announced that the Kwara State Sports Complex will be renamed after the late Super Eagles legendary striker, Rashidi Yekini.

The Governor announced this on Thursday when he paid a visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare in Abuja, stating that it is part of the efforts made to immortalise the icon.

“We will send a bill to the State House of Assembly to immortalize Rashidi Yekini with the name of the stadium changing after the approval,” he said


  1. A better life has been achieved when we are no longer trying to achieve a better life. It means that we are content, as we should be, with ourselves and what we have. To be anxious for more or to envy someone else’s life or possessions is self-defeating. We are then in a constant state of frustration, always hoping and waiting for more happiness…happiness can do any thing.

  2. Good step in the right direction, kudos to our amiable governor may the Lord be with you. May Almighty God forgive late rashidi yekini and grant him Al jan’ah fridaus.

  3. I remember vividly when he scored the first goal against Bulgaria and we beat them 3-0, he was very excited being the first Nigeria to score in the world cup in USA’ 94. He will always be remembered for his contribution in Nigeria league, being the highest goal scorer ever and not only Nigeria and in the world entirely. Job well done for our amiable governor for remembering son of the soil. May God for his sins.

  4. Good one coming from the state governor. At least this will help in remembering the legend for his contribution to the country’s football both national and international level.

  5. Im in support of my governor reaction for making attempt to name kwara state stadium as Rashidi Yekini, is a great idea. I can’t forget his contribution to super eagle in world cup 1996. Kudos kwara state governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq. But I have an advice for Kwara State Governor Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq please my amiable governor don’t do only changing of name only, Rashidi Yekini daughter was graduated last year please do something to assist the young lady for good job so that she can take care of her grandmother. Thank you

  6. This is a nice move by the Kwara state government
    It is good to remember persons who have contributed in one way or the other positively to move this nation forward be it in sports or any other aspect of life
    Having said that, I think that apart of naming this stadium after him, other meaningful helps should be given to his immediate family

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