Stephen Tataw dead at 57, Cameroon captain for iconic Italia 90 World Cup run passes away after ‘protracted illness as confirmed in a statement made by Fecafoot president Seidou Mbombo Njoya on Friday. Read Also:Breaking: Thunderstorm kills 18 kidnappers Cameroun Stephen Tataw was Born in the capital city of Yaounde on March 31, 1963, his club career began with his hometown side Tonnerre Yaounde before moving to Olympic Mvolye in 1991 and then joining the Japanese side Tosu Futures in 1994, playing there until 1996 where he finally called time on his career. He was the first African player to ply his trade in the Far East country. Tataw was famously known for leading the Indomitable Lions to a first World Cup outing in 1990 where they reached the quarter-finals but lost out to England 3-2 after extra-time. They became the first African side to reach that stage, an achievement which has since been equaled by Senegal in 2002 and Ghana in 2010. Their incredible runs also included wins over top sides Romania and Colombia. They looked set to knock the Three Lions out and reach the semi-final. But Gary Lineker’s late penalty forced extra-time before he got England through in the additional period. Tataw, who had a trial at QPR after the 1990 World Cup, also played in the USA World Cup four years later. But they were thrashed 6-1 by Russia, also losing 3-0 to eventual winners Brazil, and went out at the group stage http://nationalsportslink.com.ng CameroonStephen Tataw 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappEmail Related Posts Bayern humiliates disjointed Barcelona in UCL quarter-finals Dean Henderson added on United’s first-team goalkeeper list Just In: Willian’s wages at Arsenal revealed Alexander-Arnold wins EPL Young Player of the Season award John Mikel Obi open to Premier league return JUST IN: Willian completes Arsenal switch Time not ripe to manage Barcelona – Xavi UCL: Leipzig stuns Atletico in Lisbon, to meet PSG in semi-final Zlatan Ibrahimovic chooses Messi ahead of Ronaldo FC Copenhagen goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson named Europa League Player of the Week Leave a Comment Cancel Reply * By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.