Cameroonian Former Indomitable Lions Right-back Defender Stephen Tataw Dies At 57. Stephen Tataw Eta, lead the national team of cameroon to its greatest glory in world football by reaching quarter finals of the world cup with team mates like Thomas Nkono, Roger Milla, Ndip Akem. The demise of the emblematic captain who played his best games with Tonnerre de Yaounde from 1988 to 1991 and Olympic Mvolyé from 1992 to 1994 died this Friday July 31, 2020 in Yaoundè after a brief illness. Stephen Tataw a native of the South West Region, will be remembered for the role he played for Cameroon at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy which landed the lndomitable Lions at the quarter finals stage.In 1995, he joined Tosu Futures of Japan. He became the first African footballer to play for a professional Japanese club.
He joined the national team at 23 years of age and made his first appearance on the 6th of December 1986 against the democratic republic of Congo in Malabo which Cameroon won by one goal to zero and he ended on the 28th of June 1994 which Cameroon lost six goals to one against Russia covering a more than 7 years era with a total of 63 matches with a 32 wins and a 13 lost. he score three goals through this period against Malawi on 12/07/1987 in Yaounde, 5/08/198 against Tunisia in Nairobi and lastly on the 9/05/1991 at Piraeus against Greece. He was a great leader as well as defender although post football glory was given to his team mates like miller or Nkono but not to him, we will continue to be grateful for your legacy legend