Late Nigerian footballer, Rashidi Yekini who died in May 2012 played as a strike and his professional career, which spanned more than two decades, was mainly associated with Vitória de Setúbal in Portugal, but he also played in six other countries besides his own.
The late footballer’s mother, Alhaja Sikirat Yekini who complained of hard times since her son’s demise was helped out financially by some Nigerians on the popular ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ (WWTBAM) game show.
According to Daily Trust, ” she was assisted by Pa Dejumo Lewis and Binta Ayo Mogaji-Oduleye during a recent annual special edition tagged “Who Deserves to Be a Millionaire?”
Alhaja Yekini, happily said: “Also, I am getting to realize that there are still some good people in our midst. Everything is still like a dream to me”, she said in a chat after the show.
“When the representative of this company contacted me that he would be coming to visit me, all the way from Lagos, and that I should consider him as one of my sons, I could not believe it.
He said they wanted to celebrate with me and reward me. He now said something that touched my heart: “we want to do part of what Rashidi would have further done for you if he had been around”. Honestly, I was touched.”
“Let me tell you, the essence of events like this in human life cannot be quantified! It gives longevity. That is the feeling I am having now. I am going to live longer. I have just seen life, yet again in another perspective.
“Also, maybe I should tell you that the organizers have assured me of their guidance to enable me spend the money meaningfully,” she concluded, saying the money won would be spent on food and medical needs.”