Yekini Foundation to award cash, souvenir to league top scorer

Late Yekini

Late Yekini

AS the 2015/2016 Nigerian Professional Football League is rounding up this weekend, the Rashidi Yekini Foundation has concluded plan to present a N100,000 cash prize and one of the boots used by late ‘goal-king’ as an incentive and souvenir to the first recipient of maiden Highest Goal Scorer Award for the Nigeria Professional Football League.  

It would be recalled that the League Management Company’s had pronounced to name the Highest Goal Scorer Award for the Nigeria Professional Football League after the late Super Eagles legend, Rashidi Yekini, who died more than three years ago.

According to information released by the Rashidi Yekini Foundation that initiated the award before the LMC adopted it as a very good means of immortalising the Super Eagles’ all time highest goal scorer in Ibadan and made available to the sporting press, a day would soon be announced that the award will be presented to the eventual winner.

“The first daughter of Yekini, Mariam, who is schooling at Leicester University United Kingdom and the second one, Yemisi, who had just gained admission to study law at University of Ilorin would be the one to present the award to the winner.

“The main objective of the Foundation is to etch the name ‘Yekini’ in a sand of times, because we have come to realise that, it won’t be easy organising memorial event for him annually, but instituting an award in our league where my late client had recorded highest goals severally and also with the national team would be more logical.” said the counsel to late Yekini, Barr. Jubril Olanrewaju Mohammed, who is also a member and spoke’s person of the Yekini Foundation.

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  • PlusOne

    RIP Yekini, a true legend.