Former Super Eagles defender Taribo West has warned young footballers against signing slave contracts, which he revealed he was a victim of, during his early European career.
Taribo joined French Ligue 1 side Auxerre from domestic league side Julius Berger in a highly celebrated move in 1993.
But 25 years later, the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games gold medallist revealed that he had a hellish time at Auxerre having signed a contract without knowing the details. This he added, also affected him, when he made another high-profile move from the French side to Italian giants Inter Milan in 1997.
“I played in Auxerre for (almost) free. I was playing under a contract for five years without knowing the contents and conditions binding the contract,” Taribo stated during Footballers Connect, an event aimed at bridging the gap between young footballers, professionals and ex-internationals. Read more