The Federal Government has fulfilled a house pledge it made to former Coach of the Super Eagles, Clemens Westerhof, who led the team to win their second African Cup of Nations title in 1994.
Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola, handed over the key of the House to Mr. Westerhof in Abuja, Wednesday.
The Minister was represented by the Director, Public Building, Architect Solomon Labafilo at the hand over ceremony which took place at the Proto-Type Housing Estate, Gwagwalada, Abuja,
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director (Press & Public Relations) of the Ministry, Blessing Lere-Adams.
Lere-Adams revealed that the allocation was a fulfillment of a promise made by the Federal Government 28 years ago when the Super Eagles Team won the African Cup of Nations.
According to her, other ex-Super Eagles players of the 1994 team had also been given their houses in 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.
Accordingly, the Minister listed among other beneficiaries who have collected their keys and title documents to their homes.
They include: Alloy Agu, Uche Okafor, Emmanuel Amunike, Thompson Oliha, Peter Rufai, Efan Ekoku, Isaac Semitoje, Austin Eguavoen, Col. A. Asielu and Stephen Keshi amongst others.