Stephen Tataw, former Cameroon captain, dies at the age of 57

Stephen Tataw, former Cameroon captain, dies at the age of 57

- Stephen Tataw has died at the age of 57

- The former defender represented Cameroon at two World Cup tournaments

- Tataw who ended his playing career in Japan died on Friday, July 31

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Entire African football fraternities have been thrown into deep mourning following the demise of former Cameroonian football star Stephen Tataw who died at the age of 57.

Tataw was part of the famous Cameroon team that reached the quarter-finals at the Italia 90 World Cup.

He played every minute as the Indomitable Lions got to the last eight becoming the first African team to do so in history.

They were beaten 3-2 in extra-time by Sir Bobby Robson's England which was a painful defeat for the whole African then.

In Italy 1990, Cameroon started their campaign on an impressive note beating Argentina in their first game at the championship.

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According to the report on UK Sun, Stephen Tataw was sick for some months before he passed on Friday, July 31.

Tataw also played for Cameroon at the 1994 World Cup in the United States, but the team did not do well at the championship.

He played for Cameroonian sides Yaounde and Olympic Mvolye before ending his career in Japan with Tosu Futures.

Stephen Tataw, former Cameroon captain, dies at the age of 57

Stephen Tataw, former Cameroon captain, dies at the age of 57 (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, had reported how African football fraternities were thrown into mourning following the shocking death of 21-year-old Cameroonian footballer Joseph Bouasse who died from heart attack.

According to the report on UK Sun, Joseph Bouasse died on Sunday night, May 24.

At the age of 16, Joseph Bouasse moved to Italy from Cameroon with the hopes of him getting his career better by playing football to the highest level.

But he never thought that all his dreams to become a famous player would not come to pass on earth.

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After getting to Italy at a young age without any of his family member, Joseph Bouasse was approached by a man who promised to help his football career.

But he was eventually abandoned by the unknown man in which Joseph had no other choice than for him to fight for his life. Luckily for him, he was picked up by Liberi Nantes which is Italy’s only team made up solely of refugees.

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