Ex-Eagle, Aminu Yakasai Passes On

Pillars logoReports from Shola Akinwale, a close friend and teammate of Aminu Abdu Yakasai, say the former Nigeria player is dead.

Eyeonthesports.com gathered that Aminu Yakasai, who played for the Super Eagles as a defender at Algiers ’90 African Cup of Nations passed away today; Thursday, 26 September, 2013 in Kano, and has been buried according to Islamic rites.

Akinwale recalled how the former Eagles star was discovered during the Manuwa/Adebajo Academicals Cup in 1984 when they represented Kano state. “The Oyo state Academicals with the likes of Kabiru Adejare, Dimeji Lawal, Tunde Odubola and Nosa Osadolor defeated Kano to lift the trophy then,”. Akinwale revealed on his Facebook page on Thursday.

“Since that time, Aminu’s football career grew tremendously. He played for FIAT FC and Bank of the North Football Club, Kano. He also played for El-Kanemi Fc, Maiduguri during his NYSC programme”.

The late player was later invited to the National team where he played actively at the right back position at the Nations Cup in Algiers under former technical adviser, Clemense Westerhof.

A graduate of Accounting from Bayero University Kano, Aminu also played briefly in the Kuwait League before he retired from active footballing.

He was made the team manager of Kano Pillars, a position he held until his demise today. “This is a great loss for the Nigeria Football family. May the soul of Aminu Abdu Yakasai rest in peace,” Akinwale said.

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