Taribo West: Inter legend Zanetti reveals how Nigerian star prayed for 2 hours
- Taribo West spent just two seasons at Serie A side Inter Milan
- The Nigerian legend made an unforgettable mark on all of his teammates
- West turned almost every opportunity he got at the club to religious meetings
- Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti recalls how the former Super Eagles star prayed for two hours over dinner
Former Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti recounts two different occasions when Nigerian legend Taribo West prayed for about two hours or more until they lost appetite for the invitation.
The 46-year-old Argentine spent most part of his senior career at the San Siro - winning 16 major titles including one Champions League and five Serie A trophies among others.
Zanetti revealed that his former teammate had called himself and a few more players to come and rejoice with him after his wedding and on one of his birthdays.
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However, West turned the celebrations to religious nights following his close to two or more hours prayer.
Zanetti on Taribo West: "He disappeared in January. Returned after a month & said 'I got married, a month of vacation is expected in my country."
“He invited us to dinner, we arrived at 8-9 & he prayed. An hour, 2, 3 hours. We went away without dinner.”
Former Inter captain Zanetti also added: "One day, he invites us to his home for his birthday at 7 pm.
"We arrive at 8-9. He started praying an hour, 2 & 3 hrs. We were too hungry. When finished he tells us that the birthday is over & we left without eating."
Zanetti's revelation came a few days after Ronaldo de Lima and Christian Vieri gave the account of their experience playing with the Nigerian icon.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian football legend Taribo West finally hanged his boots in 2007 after playing for high profile European clubs during his active days.
The 46-year-old retired defender turned pastor was one of the fearless center-backs who could take on any striker regardless of his pedigree.
West played alongside World Cup winners like Ronaldo de Lima and Italian great Christian Vieri at Inter Milan and the duo are not surprised that their former teammate ended up on the pulpit.
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