So it was that at the age of 38, Roger Milla enjoyed his finest hour as a footballer. His bursts of pace, dribbling and great vision lit up Italia 90, winning him a place in the hearts of football fans the world over. He scored four goals that year, marking each one with a Makossa dance around the corner flag, a celebration that has been imitated around the world ever since. His two goals in extra-time against Colombia sent Cameroon into the quarter-finals, the furthest an African nation has reached in the tournament’s history.
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