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|Rashidi Yekini Now Walks The Streets Of Ibadan Barefooted by aloy/emeka: 10:00pm On Mar 09, 2011|
Ex-Super Eagles Star, Rashidi Yekini Now Walks The Streets of Ibadan Barefooted
Story by City People Magazine
In case you have not heard, one of Africa's greatest footballers, Rashidi Yekini, 47, is allegedly in dire straits as regards his sanity. The two-time African footballer of the year now walks the streets of Ibadan barefooted, a development that has shocked many people who knew him from his active playing days. Rashidi is said to suffer delusions, a neurological illness which hinges on belief that is pathological and held, despite evidence to the contrary.
Neighbours at his Oni and Sons Ring Road residence in Ibadan say he's been acting strange for some time now, always seen talking to himself. Sources say sometime late last year, Yekini, in the full glare of neighbours, brought out his belongings and allegedly set it on fire.
Yekini lives alone in his house, has a few tenants and rarely gets visitors. Since his marriage crashed in 1994, he hasn't remarried but has two children who visit him on holidays.
Friends and some of his ex-team mates worried about his mental instability are trying to get him help.
I'm particularly sad about this news, 'cos I loved him so much as a footballer. Hope help comes his way soon!
|Re: Rashidi Yekini Now Walks The Streets Of Ibadan Barefooted by semid4lyfe(m): 5:29am On Mar 10, 2011|
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