He was a participant at the 1998, 2000 and 2002 African Cup of Nations. He is best known for wearing fluorescent orange soccer boots, before such designs became fashionable. During his time in England] with Portsmouth his manager Harry Redknapp described him as being "as hard as iron" and said: "I wouldn't want to be a striker playing against him, he is a wonderfully aggressive player who controls the midfield for us".
He often struggled with injuries at various points in his career, which limited the amount of time he spend at each club. He failed to score a single goal in the last 7 years of his career.