Taribo West: My Best XI



In today's FCNaija My Best XI series, we caught up with one of Nigeria's finest centre-halfs ever Taribo West whose professional journey in football saw him star alongside many great players both at club and international level during his active years in the game.

The former Sharks of Port Harcourt defender who played alongside top stars like Ronaldo de Lima, Roberto Baggio, George Weah but to mention a few assumed the reins of coaching in this week's episode, reeling out what he described as a strong squad that can deal with any opposition in a 4-4-2 formation.

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Goalkeeper - Gianluca Pagliuca

Gianluca Pagliuca is an Italian football coach and former professional goalkeeper. He is regarded by pundits as one of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation, and one of Italy's finest ever.

According to Taribo who spent two years with the former Italy international "I played alongside a number of great goalkeepers but Pagliuca for me had no equal. With him between the sticks, you are rest assured that should a player get past you, he can pull a fine save to cover for your mistake. He's simply the greatest."

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