Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Football: LMC To Name Award After Rasheed Yekini

 The League Management Company who is the body that is saddled with the responsibility of handling the Nigeria Professional Football League has said that plans are in top gear to name the Top Scorer Award after Legendary Footballer Rasheed Yekini.
Chairman of the LMC Shehu Dikko said that this move is to immortalize the former Super Eagles Hero who died in a mysterious way for his contribution to Nigeria football in his playing days.

We have also learnt that this plan is not the only plan the LMC have for the League, the League organising body is also planning an end of the season award for the top division league which is aim at creating commercial value and additional revenues. "There is a broad plan to institute awards and honour outstanding players, officials, key stakeholders and fans in the league at the end of every season and there are a numbers of factors that led us to reach the decision to name one of these award, that of the highest goal after the late Rasheed Yekini" said Shehu Dikko.

He also added that “The awards is part of strategic plans of the LMC to create commercial value and additional revenues out of the assets inherent in the league property. We considered the aspiration factor which seeks to let the players know that they too can become national heroes if they achieve excellence and make a success of their career. It says to them that they too can become legends of the game and the society will honour them as we have sought to honour the late Yekini,” Dikko concluded.

The late Yekini played for clubs like UNTL Kaduna, Shooting Stars, Abiola Babes, Julius Berger and Gateway FC.

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