Lagos - Former Super Eagles defender Taribo West says Africa
soccer legend George Weah was his toughest opponent during his playing days.
West, in a chat with News24, on the occasion of his former
teammate Ronaldo De Lima’s 39th birthday, was asked if the Brazilian was his
toughest opponent ever.
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"No, Ronaldo is a phenomenon in his right but my
toughest opponents still remains George Opong Weah, no one gave me such a tough
time to mark like him as he is pacy, strong, skillful and shoots well with both
legs, no way to stop him," he told News24.
"I remember when I was just breaking through the first
team at Auxerre, he was at PSG and my manager then Guy Roux told me the game
will go a long way in testing how far I have come, Weah took me on twice by the
third time I brought him down, he squared up to me, I shouted back at him and
it made headlines in France that went a long way in announcing me.
“After the game he walked up to me and said I will go far in
football, if I continue with my fearless nature, I was just 18 then but to me
he still remains my toughest opponent."For
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