Tuesday, May 08, 2012


A former Nigerian teammate of the late Rashidi Yekini, Victor Ikpeba has laid to rest the speculation that some members of the USA 94 World Cup squad ganged up against him

Football legend, Yekini passed away last Friday night in his hometown, Ira in Iyun local government, Kwara State and was buried on Saturday.

Ikpeba, speaking on SuperSport's football magazine show, Monday Night Football, cleared the air that he never perceived any form of hatred from some team members of the Super Eagles' set of 1994 towards Yekini.

The former AS Monaco striker went on to explain that the competition for places in the Super Eagles may have been misconstrued by outsiders to mean on-field envy for the late Nigerian striker.

"I played with Yekini for seven years in the national team. I also played alongside him at the 1992 Afcon and I was one of the youngest in the team then. He was a fantastic and honest person and a professional who took every game serious. In training sessions, he was always serious as if they were match situations.

The 1997 Africa footballer of the year also extolled his late Super Eagles' teammate as the best Nigerian striker he has played alongside with. 

Courtesy of Supersport 
Edited by Cosmos Chukwuemeka

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