Taribo West, the former Nigeria centre half, now retired, joined Serbian team Partizan Belgrade in 2002 after leaving Derby County and told club bosses he was 28 when he was actually 40.
Ex-president of Partizan Belgrade, Zarko Zecevic, has accused him of lying, saying the former defender with Derby County, Plymouth and Inter Milan was lying about his age while insisting that Taribo was actually 40.“He joined us saying he was 28. We only later found out he was 40, but he was still playing well so I don’t regret having him on the team.”
According to the Croatian media, the former defender also lied when trying to join Croatia’s Rijeka club. At the age of 44, they said Taribo told club doctors he was only 32. It was only after an examination that the doctors raised suspicions with the club because Taribo’s knees suggested he was older.
Na God save am, hehheh e for kpai for field as e dey run. Omo see cut!... 12 years!