Stephen Tataw, the captain of Cameroon's national soccer team during the legendary 1990 World Cup quarter-finals, has died aged 57.
The national football association Fecafoot announced on Friday the former fullback had died after a short illness.
Tataw led the team featuring superstar forward Roger Milla, which caused a sensation at the 1990 World Cup and only failed in the quarter-finals with an unfortunate 3-2 extra time defeat to England.
Cameroon created a sensation in the opening game of the tournament with a 1-0 win over defending champions Argentina.
Tataw played all five World Cup games, also leading the Cameroon squad in the 1994 final.
He celebrated his greatest success in 1988 by winning the Africa Cup.
Until his death he was on the staff of the technical directorate of Fecafoot.
"He is unarguably one of the greatest Cameroonian players of all time," the African football confederation CAF said on Friday evening.