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CAF Honours Africa's Strongest Defender, Taribo West At 46

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Former Nigerian international, Taribo West is 46 years old today.

Mr Taribo turned pastor was hnoured by his former clubs Inter Milan, Derby County and the Confederation of African Football (Caf).





Taribo was popular for his weird colourful hairstyles and his defensive stability.

The Nigerian started his European career with Auxerre in 1993. After four years, he moved to Italy and played for Inter Milan and AC Milan between 1997-2001.

He left Serie A for a loan spell with Derby County in 2001.



The centre-back spent four years with Auxerre, where he won the French championship and Cup titles before leaving for Italy to team up with Inter Milan and featured in 44 league games during his two-year stay with the Black and Blues.


In 2000, West joined rivals AC Milan and spend one season with the side, including a loan spell in England with Derby County.

The Super Eagles legend also featured for FC Kaiserslautern in Germany, Partizan, Al-Arabi, Plymouth Argyle and Paykan before his retirement in 2007.


Also, Taribo recorded a total of 42 caps for Nigeria national team. Jr made his debut against Sweden in May 1994.

He won Olympic gold medal in 1996.

He was also part of the Super Eagles squad that finished as runners-up and third at the 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations respectively.

He also played in the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, for likes of Obanta United, Sharks, Enugu Rangers and Julius Berger.


Check out birthday messages from his former clubs:





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