Bora underutilized Rashidi Yekini at the 1998 World Cup – Amokachi


Rashidi Yekini would have helped Nigeria avoid the humiliating 4-1 defeat to Denmark at the 1998 FIFA World Cup had he started the game, according to his former Super Eagles teammate Daniel Amokachi.

Yekini was introduced in the second half, with Nigeria trailing 3-0 to the Danes in the Round of 16 clash.
At 34-years-old during the tournament, the Forward was Nigeria’s oldest outfield player in the squad, but Amokachi insists that the strike partnership with Jay-Jay Okocha, from the start, would have produced goals in the game.
On Wednesday, during his show, “Bull’s Pit” on Brila FM, Amokachi, who also served as Coach of the Super Eagles on an interim appointment, faults then head Coach Bora Milutinović ‘who underutilized Yekini at the World Cup.’
‘If Yekini started that game with Jay-Jay we might not have lost,’ said the former Super Eagles attacker.
‘Okocha played his absolute best game for us that day, he would have dropped at least six assists for Yekini, Instead Bora brought him on late in the second half.’
‘As far as I’m concerned he could have changed the course of our team in that competition if the Coach had used him more in France.’


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