Clemens Westerhof sues Jo Bonfrere over allegations of match-fixing

Clemens Westerhof sues Jo Bonfrere over allegations of match-fixing

- Clemens Westerhof has stated clearly that he never collected bribe while coaching Super Eagles

- There is an allegation levied against him by his former assistant Bonfrere Jo

- Bonfrere claimed that Westerhof sold Nigeria's match against Italy for $100,000

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Former Super Eagles gaffer Clemens Westerhof has sued his assistant Jo Bonfrere while coaching the Super Eagles for the allegation of match fixing at the USA 1994 World Cup.

Three months ago, Jo Bonfrere was reported to have granted an interview accusing his former boss that he collected bribe which made Nigeria lose against Italy in America.

Roberto Baggio scored the two goals which condemned the Super Eagles to defeat in the encounter and Bonfrere claimed that Westerhof sold the match $100,000.

The encounter was a painful one for Nigerians who wanted Super Eagles to record a win, and Bonfrere's statement brought back old wounds.

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“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,'' Bonfrere explained.

Westerhof has now explained that his fellow countryman lied against him so as for him to make Nigerians and others hate him.

“Bonfrere’s allegation is not true. It is a lie. He wants to bring my name in bad light. He knows that the people in Nigeria like me.

''What happened was that we lost to Roberto Baggio’s two goals, the last was a penalty kick. We lost by two goals to one. That was what happened,'' Westerhof stated.

Clemens Westerhof sues Jo Bonfrere over allegations of match-fixing

Clemens Westerhof sues Jo Bonfrere over allegations of match-fixing (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Super Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi expressed sadness over the football career of Sunday Mba who currently has no club to play for.

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Seven years ago, Sunday Mba was the biggest Nigerian footballer considering how he scored the goal that gave Nigeria the 2013 African Cup of Nations title in South Africa.

Sunday Mba was playing then for Enugu Rangers in the Nigerian topflight and was given the chance to play for the Super Eagles by former gaffer Stephen Keshi.

Mba justified his position in the Super Eagles at the AFCON 2013 by netting two goals, most importantly the winner against Burkina Faso.

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