Super Eagles legend Taribo West ministering to the people. Photo by PIUS
According to the report on Complete Sports and Cable, Taribo West explained that he was in the middle of celebration before the incident that turned him to pastor came.
Taribo West’s reaction “Why would I switch from being a footballer to becoming a pastor? I saw God one-on-one. That’s where my transition started; From the field to the pulpit.
“We were celebrating. In the middle of that, a woman stumbled into me and said: ‘Sir, please may I know your name?’ I said: ‘I am Mr No name’. She said: ‘May I know where you live?’ I said: ‘I live nowhere.’ She left with annoyance.
He actually started his football career at defunct Obanta United before moving to Sharks (now Rivers United) in 1990 even though he spent only one season at the Port Harcourt side.
Before moving to Europe, Taribo West also played for Enugu Rangers and Julius Berger where he joined Auxerre in 1993 and played 73 games with one goal.
West’s performances at Auxerre paved ways for him to join Inter Milan and won the UEFA Cup in 1997 before moving to neighbors AC Milan where he only got the chance to play 4 games.
Earlier, reported how a photo of Super Eagles legends Kanu Nwankwo and Taribo West was making the rounds on the internet showing the duo together after they played for Italian giants Inter Milan during their days.
In 1996, African footballer of the year Kanu Nwankwo joined Inter from Ajax Amsterdam for around $4.7 million.
This was right after he captained the Nigeria Dream Team win the Olympics, inspiring his side with a brace in the semifinal against powerhouse Brazil to overturn a 2–3 scoreline into a 4–3 win in extra time.