I’m sure the name Taiye Taiwo still rings a bell. The strong, powerful left back Nigeria onc...
I’m sure the name Taiye Taiwo still rings a bell. The strong, powerful left back Nigeria once had who had a lethal left foot that can unleash terrifying shots. He was every goalkeeper’s nightmare. (Remember the memorable free kick he scored against Ghana from the half way line!)
He was once regarded as the 3rd best player at the 2005 World youth championship in Holland, finishing just behind Lionel Messi and Mikel Obi. Fast forward to 10 years later and the Nigerian is not even on the radar anymore!
|Taiwo Messi along Messi and Mikel in 2005|
The defender now 28 started his career with Lobi Stars before moving to France to join Marseille where he made his name. He then made a big money move to AC Milan, went on loan to QPR, Ac Milan, Dynamo Kyiv, Bursaspor and now plying his trade in Finland (yes! Finland) with HJK Helsinki.
Such a bizarre decline! Many will say he lied about his age, but that will be a topic for another day Lol!
|Taiye Taiwo about to take one of his trademark shot! Those legs look like they still got it!|
He now has a clean cut and an adorable smile! Hehe Here are some of the pictures he shared with his lovely wife and kids!