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 Sports Ministry appoints Mikel Obi as Ambassador Just In: Christian Eriksen discharged from hospital following a successful operation Fikayo Tomori is set to complete a £25m move to AC Milan... Juventus legend and club’s honorary president, Giampiero Boniperti passes away aged 92 Yann Sommer could miss his country’s vital Euro 2020 clash with Turkey... Ex-Manchester United captain Ashley Young returns to Aston Villa Breaking: Louis van Gaal is set to make a return to management... Breaking:Rafael Nadal quits Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics Gareth Bale makes European Championship history with a starring role in Wales... Rudiger escapes action for ‘biting’ Pogba in Germany’s Euro 2020 loss to... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply * By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.