Westerhof sold Nigeria’s 94 World Cup game says Bonfrere

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Bonfrere Jo was Westerhoff's assistant during that tournament (Brila FM)

Bonfrere was the assistant to Westerhoff for the game against Italy.


Bonfrere Jo was Westerhoff’s assistant during that tournament (Brila FM)

Former Super Eagles coach Bonfrere Jo has claimed that his former boss Clemens Westerhof sold Nigeria’s Round-of-16 game of the 1994 FIFA World Cup against Italy.

Bonfere Jo was an assistant to Clement Westerhoff as Super Eagles coach between 1989 and 1994.

It was from there he rose to become the coach himself after falling out with Westerhoff.

26 years after both coaches disagreement, Jo has blamed Nigeria’s exit at the 1994 FIFA World Cup on his former boss and friend.

Speaking in an interview on Brila FM., Bonfrere said

Yes Everyone blames the coach. The coach did something wrong and we lost before the game started,

He sold the game for $100,000, that’s why we lost against Italy. If you don’t believe, you can ask the players.

Does this allegation from Bonfere Jo against his friend and fellow countryman Clement Westerhoff put to rest how and why the African champions, the Super Eagles who were a minute away from a 1-0 win over Italy in Foxborough, Massachusetts before the Italians equalised through Roberto Baggio.

Baggio strike from the spot in extra-time sent Nigeria packing from that tournament.

The question that arises from such an accusation because of its weight is; what the action of the board of the Amaju Pinnick led Nigeria Football Federation NFF or FIFA will be.

Bonfrere Jo career

1983 MVV
1985 MVV
1988–1990 Verbroedering Geel
1991 Nigeria Women
1992–1993 Verbroedering Geel
1995–1996 Nigeria
1996–1997 Qatar
1998 Al-Wahda
1999–2001 Nigeria
2001–2002 Al-Wahda
2001–2002 United Arab Emirates
2002–2003 Al Ahly
2004–2005 South Korea
2007 Dalian Shide
2007–2008 Al-Wahda
2011 Henan Jianye
2017 Baoding Yingli Yitong

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