Ex-international Mutiu Adepoju ditches Shooting Stars

Former Super Eagles player, Mutiu Adepoju who after his playing days decided to work with the shooting Stars sport club of Ibadan as their General Manager resigned from his position yesterday.

The 1994 African Nations Cup winner dropped a resignation letter at the club’s office yesterday and according to information reaching us, Mutiu will be leaving the sores of Nigeria for Spain on Thursday where he will be attending a two-week UEFA Pro Licence course which according to him is to re-validate the licence.

It can be said that the former Eagles player during his time of service to 3SC brought the Ibadan-based club back to the Premier league from their relegation and the club had maintained this position up until the Headmaster left the club yesterday.

We hear that Mutiu Adepoju was not happy with the treatment given him by the board of the club after he asked to re-apply for a new contract after the initial contract had expired and according to him it was a move by the board to pass down their message that his services were no longer required by the board and rather than be ridiculed, he decided to take the bull by the horn.

Football legend, Rashidi Yekini, passes on

One of Nigeria’s most celebrated footballer Rashidi Yekini is dead. Yekini, 49, died in Ibadan on Friday with causes of the painful death yet to be ascertained.

The gangling striker, who will be remembered mostly for his goal scoring prowess, was severally reported to be ill for an extended period of time and  was said to have suffered from bipolar disorder, depression and some other undisclosed neurological defect.

His death was duly confirmed by his former teammates from the 1994 FIFA World Cup Super Eagles squad, Mutiu Adepoju and Ike Shorunmu.

Yekini, the first Nigerian to score in the World Cup, played for several club locally and internationally. His phenomena scoring record earned him the title of African Footballer of the Year in 1993, the first ever by any Nigeria. He is survived by three wives and three children. He will be buried today in Kwara State.