By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
In the midst of Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr’s new contract hullabaloo, former Super Eagles Technical Adviser and Dutchman, Clemens Westerhof has allegedly signified his interest to return to the job after leading the team to the Round of 16 during USA 1994 FIFA World Cup. Westerhof left the team after Nigeria crashed out of the tournament.
A top official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) told The Guardian yesterday (Monday, April 13, 2020), that Westerhof signified his interest to return to the Super Eagles a few days ago.
“Can you believe that Westerhof called that he wants to return as Technical Adviser? He said he would come with a Youth Coach. But the question I asked him was ‘on what basis will the NFF appoint him as coach of Super Eagles after how many years he left the team. Everybody wants to coach the Super Eagles because there are several people pushing their case in Nigeria. That won’t happen.”
Clemens Westerhof, a Dutchman and former coach of Feyenoord Rotterdam, Vitesse Arnhem, the Zimbabwean national team, the Sporting Lions of Zimbabwe’s Premier League, and the
Bush Bucks and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa’s Premier Soccer League lead Super Eagles to win the 1994 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Tunisia and took Nigeria to their inaugural FIFA World Cup in USA 1994 where they crashed out of the tournament in the Round of 16.
Kick442.com had earlier reported that Westerhof’s Assistant Coach in 1994, Johannes-Franciscus Bonfrere (Bonfrere Jo) claimed he sold Nigeria’s game against Italy at the country’s inaugural World Cup appearance in 1994.
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