It Will Be Hard For Nigeria To Produce Another Rashidi Yekini – Odegbami

Former Nigeria international Segun Odegbami in Commemorating eight years Rashidi Yekini the former Super Eagle star died in Ibadan the Oyo State capital disclosed that it will be very hard for any player to fix in into the shoes of Yekini.

He was down with depression and and other psychiatric conditions which led his family member to seek treatment in Kwara State. Eventually he died eight year ago.

In the remembrance of his dead after eight years, another legend Eagle player, Chief Segun Odegbami said Rashidi Yekini remains the benchmark for measuring success and patriotism.

“Rashidi Yekini was an exceptional footballer. He was thrown up by the system we had in place in the country then and flourished as footballer for both club and country,” observed the former Green Eagles Captain fondly called Mathematical.

Odegbami believes that Nigeria can reproduce another Yekini but unfortunately the structure in place in the country now does not permit such.

“ Yes we can have another Rashidi Yekini but unfortunately the environment will not allow it,” Odegbami said without mincing words.

He also agreed that there are sports talents in the country and not just budding footballers.

“Nigeria is filled with abundance of talents waiting to be discovered but unfortunately we operate a system that doesn’t encourage good grassroots sports development, not just football alone.


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