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Former indomitable lions Captain dies at age of 57- Stephen Tataw



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The former Cameroon senior football team captain, right back Stephen Tataw passed on at the age of 57 in Yaoundé Cameroon on 31st July 2020.

Stephen Tataw capltained the intomidable lions of Cameroon in famous Italia 90 FIFA world Cup in 1990 that saw them becoming the first African Country to play in the Quarter finals of tournament.

In pursuit for the quarter final feat managed to defeat the defending Champions Argentina, Colombia and Romania until they were stopped by England at last eaight.

In the following tournament in 1994 that was hosted in United States of America failed to make out of group Stages including a 6-1 humiliation defeat by Russia.

Its believed that he died of Protracted illiness according to a close relative as reported by BBC.

At Club level he played for three clubs,Tonnere Yaounde (1988-91), Olympic Mvolye (1992-94) at home and Tosu Futures (1995-97) from Japan.

When he signed for Tosu Futures in 1995, he became the first African football player to play for Japanese Club.

At National level Stephen Tataw won the 1988 African Cup of Nations.

May His soul Rest In Eaternal peace.


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