Former Cameroon captain Stephen Tataw has reportedly passed away at his home in Yaounde at the age of 57.
He passed away later yesterday after what a relative described as a “protracted illness” but did not give any more details at this stage.
The right-back was most famous for leading the Indomitable Lions to the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy, after beating the likes of Argentina, Romania and Colombia.
Cameroon were eventually beaten 3-2 in extra-time by England, but they had already clinched a record of being the first ever African side to reach the last eight.
His club career saw him play for Cameroonian sides Tonnerre Yaounde and Olympic Mvolye before ending his playing days in Japan with Tosu Futures.