Taye Taiwo Joins Finnish Veikkausliliga Side RoPS

By Abayomi Johnson

Former Super Eagles defender, Taye Taiwo, has signed a one-year contract with Finnish Veikkausliliga outfit Rovaniemi Palloseura popularly known as RoPS.

The 32-year-old left back was ranked 3rd-best player behind Lionel Messi and John Obi Mikel at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup in the Netherlands, helping Nigeria to silver.

The former Lobi Star defender had plied his trade with Olympique Marseille, AC Milan, Queens Park Rangers, Dynamo Kyiv, Bursaspor, HJK, Lausanne-Sport and lately AFC Eskilstuna.

Taiwo scored 8 goals in 54 matches for the Nigeria senior team from 2004 and 2012.