SO SAD!!! BIRDS AND GOAT NOW PERCH ON LEGENDARY RASHIDI YEKINI SHABBY GRAVE (PHOTOS)
|RASHEED YEKINI RESTING PLACE|
The lack of honour and recognition that
trailed the life and death of legendary Nigerian footballer Rashidi Yekini who passed away on May 4, 2012 have continued five years after his exit.
Reports say the lanky Super Eagles’ striker who died in Ibadan at the age of 48 suffered in abject poverty where he was allegedly abandoned by Nigerian authorities. He was buried in his home town at his residence in Ira, Kwara state.
Yekini Celebrates his goal again Bulgaria at the 1994 World Cup in U.S.A
“Someone who’s an indigene of the community said that Yekini is from this community and that his grave is not too far from where we were, so we all rushed down only to see a goat and chicken perch on his grave, the ladies that went with us started crying.
“I was so pleased to clean Rashidi Yekini grave throughout my one year of NYSC in his hometown in Kwara state, it makes me vow that someday in life if am fortunate enough I will rebuild it to a standard,” he posted on Facebook.
In an exclusive chat with NAIJ, Oladimeji a member of the NYSC 2015/2016 set expressed sadness that the whole burial site is covered in broken tiles and he treks daily to clean it.
“The place is covered with broken tiles and a trekable distance from my lodge. I heard it was his younger brother Akeem who is said to be a bricklayer that fixed it to that level.
|Oladimeji Adeoti and a friend Cleaning The grave Surface|