Caf president Issa Hayatou mourns Nigeria’s Rashidi Yekini

Caf president Issa Hayatou has sent his condolences to Rashidi Yekini's family and Nigeria as a whole following the sudden death of the Super Eagles' all-time leading scorer

Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Issa Hayatou has expressed his condolences to Rashidi Yekini’s relatives and the Nigerian football family following the death of the Super Eagles’ all-time leading scorer.

“It is with great sadness and sorrow that we learned about the passing away of Mr. Rashidi Yekini. On behalf of the Caf Executive Committee, the Confederation of African Football, the entire African football family and in my personal name, I hereby present to you, to the Nigerian football family and to Mr Yekini’s family our most sincere condolences,” said the Cameroonian according to Caf’s official website.

Hayatou spoke fondly of the man who scored Nigeria’s first ever World Cup goal at USA ’94 and highlighted the professional achievements of the Kwara State native who scored 37 goals in 58 matches while wearing his country’s green kit.

“Rashidi Yekini’s fantastic display of skills and talent were evident to the World during Nigeria’s campaigns at the USA'94 and France '98 World Cups finals. We will deeply miss him,” concluded Hayatou.