The Federal Government yesterday fulfilled a 25-year old pledge to former Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Mr Clemens Westerhof even though late.
Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) delivered the keys to a three-bedroom apartment in Gwagwalada to the Dutchman.
According to Fashola, the event was further confirmation that the Buhari administration was “committed to putting right the wrongs of yesterday and redressing all forms of yesterday’s injustice”.
Fashola praised Westerhof for serving his time with Nigeria’s national team with distinction while apologizing on behalf of the country that the promise took 25 years to deliver.
“Mr Westerhof ended our long-time search for a FIFA World Cup ticket, and afterwards went on to lead the team to Africa Cup of Nations glory. As a nation, we made promises, but there was no follow-up.
“I want the NFF to document those members of the squad that have not received their houses in the FCT as promised, and as soon as we receive this, we will respond positively,” he said.
Westerhof flew into Nigeria from the Netherlands on Sunday night and here is what he had to say, said: “I am overjoyed. I want to thank the Nigerian Government for this, and I want to assure you that you will now see more of me in Nigeria.
“Nigeria is my second fatherland, and I am proud of what we were able to achieve with the players in those years.
“I am thankful. However, I feel sad that some of my players have left us. May their souls rest in peace,” he said.
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