Wednesday Aug 05, 2020. 11:00
Former Cameroon captain Stephen Tataw has been saluted by football icon Diego Maradona.
The Yaounde-born defender recently died on Friday, 13 July 2020 aged 57 having retired from professional football in 1997.
Tataw was a right-back by trade and he captained the Cameroonian national team at the 1990 and 1994 editions of the FIFA World Cup.
The African legend faced Maradona’s Argentina in the opening match of the 1990 World Cup Group B in Italy.
Tataw led the Indomitable Lions to a famous 1-0 win over a much-fancied Argentina side, who were the defending champions at the time.
Maradona has since posted a picture of himself and Tataw on Instagram just before the match at the Stadio San Siro (officially known as Stadio Giuseppe Meazza).
“Thirty years ago, with Stephen Tataw, captain of the “Indomitable Lions” of Cameroon at the 1990 World Cup.”
“My respects to your family, may you rest in peace,” Maradona wrote on his official Instagram account.
Tataw was the first player from Africa to play for a Japanese club when he joined Tosu Futures in 1995.
He played for Cameroon on 63 occasions, scoring three goals and he was of the Indomitable Lions team which clinched the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title.