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FG Presents Former Coach Of The Super Eagles Keys To His Uncompleted House After 25 Years Of Promise

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After 25-year of leading his team to the 1994 world cup in victory, federal government fulfills their promise to former Super Eagles coach Clemens Westerhof giving him documents to a news apartment as promised

After 25-year of leading his team to the 1994 world cup in victory, federal government fulfills their promise to former Super Eagles coach Clemens Westerhof giving him documents to a news apartment as promised

Presenting the documents on behalf of the government was the minister of power, works and housing Babatunde Fashola.

“It is unfortunate that this is a promise that has taken us so long to redeem. But it is indeed better late than never in this case,’’ he said.

25-years after, FG fulfils pledge to give a house to former Super Eagles? coach, Clemens Westerhof

Westerhof, a native of Holland, in 1994 led the senior male national football team to Nigeria’s second continental triumph. The team won the Africa Cup of nations (AFCON) at Tunisia, coming 14 years after the first triumph in Lagos in 1980. His team went on to shock the world at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the U.S., where they lost in the second round 1-2 to Italy after extra time.

Fashola said Nigeria as a country and all Nigerians as a group are grateful to the Dutchman because he really did the country proud with his achievements. “I thank Westerhof on behalf of all of us for the services he rendered to Nigeria, and we are proud that he has come to receive the documents alive,’’ he said.

The minister went on to disclose that Westerhof’s apartment was under renovation and he would only get the keys after the apartment was ready for occupation.

25-years after, FG fulfils pledge to give a house to former Super Eagles? coach, Clemens Westerhof

In his response, Westerhof said he was highly surprised and thankful that he was finally getting the apartment which is in the Gwagwalada area council of the FCT.

“I am thankful to you all, and now I can feel myself more of a Nigerian now. I can now stay here when it is so cold back there in Europe. I also thank God for this blessing of being invited here today to collect my papers. I hope I will soon get my keys, because you never know with Nigeria’’ he said.

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