Ex-Super Eagles defender, and now Pastor, Taribo West has revealed how he and other Super Eagles players often sneak women into the camp, both local and foreign women, during his playing days.
The Former Super Eagles and AC Milan defender, Who revealed this during an interview with Sports Extra, said it was rampant during his era as a footballer but added he could only talk about it now because he was now a born-again Christian.
He said: “Sometimes we (the players) willimport ladies from other countries and keep them in different hotels. As the competition progressed, more ladies would keep coming and going. It’s something we all did but my teammates won’t talk about it. I can talk about it now because I’ve given my life to Christ”.
“We normally kept the girls in different locations, but once everyone was asleep, around 2am, we would bring them into our hotel rooms. It happened in every tournament we competed in, from the Africa Cup of Nations to the World Cup.
“We had a teammate who the other players waited for to bring in his girl first, because he always had fine women. Once we saw the shape and height of his girl, we would call our own boys to go out and negotiate for girls more beautiful than this player’s own. It was more like a competition for women amongst us then.
“We had crazy guys in the team but there was discipline, that’s why we had to sneak the ladies into camp.”
Taribo West won 42 caps for Nigeria National Team between 1996 to 2005, he also won gold at the 1996 Olympic Games with the U-23 side. He also played at the 1998 and 2002 World Cups and the 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.