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Taribo West rates Weah toughest opponent

23 September 2015, 16:05

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.

Also read: Taribo wants Nigeria to emulate Germany

"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."

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