Angry Westerhof Finally Sues Bonfere To Court Over ‘Sold’ USA ’94 World Cup Match

Former Super Eagles coach Clemens Westerhof has charged his former assistant and friend Jo Bonfrere to court.

This is as a result of Bonfrere accusing Westerhof of receiving a hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) bribe to cause his Super Eagles side to lose against Italy at the knockout stage of the 1994 World Cup.

Westerhof left his post immediately after that tournament, with his assistant Bonfrere taking over.

Eighty-year-old Westerhof was recently rumoured to be interested in returning as Super Eagles coach.

But his plan was thrown under the bus when his compatriot, Bonfrere, allegedly accused him of working against Nigeria in the defeat to Italy almost three decades ago.

According to a Netherlands publication, NOS, Westerhof has refused to take the allegations lightly and has demanded the Dutch court to compel Bonfrere to retract his statements and issue an apology.

Bonfrère, 74, however, insists that he had not accused his former boss of any crime and that his words were misquoted in the Nigerian media.

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Judgement is expected to be deliver on the case within the next two weeks.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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