After a 30-year wait, former Nigeria coach Clemens Westerhof has been rewarded with the house he was promised by the then Nigerian military ruler, Sani Abacha for winning the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Dutchman who coached the team from 1989 was presented with the documents recently by Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, on behalf of the presidency.
“It’s taken a long go-slow, but I feel happy that my second country has fulfilled its promise to me. I always say Nigeria gave me everything as a man and in football. You can see that I wasn’t wrong. I thank everyone involved in making this happen.” the 79-year-old said.
Fashola has also asked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to provide him with the names of those who are yet to receive their houses.
“We’ve asked the NFF for their names to enable us process it so they can all be rewarded,” Fashola said.