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28 years after, FG redeems house pledge to ex-Eagles coach, Westerhof

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The Federal Government has redeemed its pledge of a house to former Coach of the Super Eagles, Clemens Westerhof, who led the Eagles to win their second African Cup of Nations title in 1994.

Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN handed over the key to the House to Mr. Westerhof in Abuja, Wednesday.

Fashola was represented at the hand over ceremony at the Proto-Type Housing Estate, Gwagwalada, Abuja, by the Director, Public Building, Architect Solomon Labafilo.

This was contained in a statement signed by Director (Press & Public Relations) of the Ministry, Blessing Lere-Adams.

She explained that the house allocation was a fulfilment of the promise the Federal Government made to the victorious 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Cup of Nation 28 years ago.

According to her, other ex Super Eagles players of the1994 team had also been given their houses at the respective states of their choice.

Fashola, was quoted as saying at the event, “We gather here to commemorate the formal handover of keys to beneficiaries of the promise made by the government to the victorious 1994 Super Eagles Team over 28-years ago.”

He explained that Government’s pledge to the 1994 Super Eagles remained un-redeemed until President Muhammadu Buhari approved that all Members of the Team be handed over their houses.

Mr. Westerhof was most noted for his success with the Nigerian National Team.
Under him, the Super Eagles won the 1994 African Cup of Nations and also qualified for the second round of the FIFA World Cup that year.

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