By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Two former Super Eagles players, Taribo West and Finidi George have made the cut for the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) CAF Men’s Team of the Decade.
The team included two Nigerians, two Cameroonians, two Ghanaians, two Algerians, and a player each from Morocco, Egypt, and Liberia.
In 2000, IFFHS organized votes to elect ′′ 2000th-century footballers ′′ in the world and continents and the elections were based on polls of former and specialized journalists and players.
Taribo West and Finidi George were part of the “Golden Generation” of the Super Eagles in the early and late ’90s.
Taribo West was part of the Gold-winning Atlanta 1996 Olympic team.
Finidi George helped Nigeria win the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Tunisia and also featured at Nigeria’s first FIFA World Cup in USA ’94.
George Weah (Liberia) who also made the list remains the only African player to win the FIFA Best Player of the Year award.
IFFHS African team for men in the twentieth century (1901-2000)
Thomas Nkono (Cameroon)
Samuel Kufour (Ghana)
Nouruddin Al-Nibet (Morocco)
Hany Ramzi (Egypt)
Taribo West (Nigeria)
Lakhdar Beloumi (Algeria)
Finidi George (Nigeria)
Abedi Pelle (Ghana)
Raber Madjer (Algeria)
George Weah (Liberia)
Roger Milla (Cameroon)
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