Fmr Cameroon’s 1990 World Cup captain Stephen Tataw dies at 57

Former Cameroon captain Stephen Tataw has died at the age of 57

Stephen Tataw was most famous for leading the Indomitable Lions to the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

That was the first time an African team had reached the last eight in the knock-out stage, with Cameroon achieving memorable wins over defending champions Argentina, Romania and Colombia, before losing 3-2 to England.

Mr Tataw’s club career saw him play for Cameroonian sides Tonnerre Yaounde and Olympic Mvolye.

He ended his playing time in Japan with Tosu Futures.

Federation president Seidou Mbombo Njoya wrote on Twitter: “It was with great emotion that I learned of the death today of the former captain of the #IndomitableLions Stephen Tataw. He leaves the memory of a great sportsman and a remarkable leader of men. All my condolences to his family and loved ones.”

The cause of his death has not yet been made public.

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