Long fans of Nigerian national team football can tell what kind of football played when Westerhof coached Nigeria for five years from 1989, winning the 1994 Nations Cup and leading them to their first World Cup in the same year.
Westerhof feels he’s the man fit to take the job once again after Samson Sia Sia failed to quality the team for the African Nations Cup
“I know what Nigeria lacks and I can make them great again,” he said.
“Nigeria need a strong person with the required experience to bring them out of the negative position they are in right now.
“Nigeria is a big country and the national team should be in the top 10 in Fifa’s world rankings, not the 67th position they currently occupy.
“For 22 years I have watched everything I built slowly collapse and all I need is a chance to fix the national team again.
“With due respect to Sunday Oliseh, he was a good player but the job of managing Nigeria is not for an inexperienced person and that is the reason things never worked out.
“I know what Nigeria lacks and need to be respected in the world again. ”
The Super Eagles won the 2013 Nations Cup but have now failed to qualify for two consecutive tournaments.
Dutchman Westerhof feels he is the right man for the job and insists he has unfinished business with the Super Eagles.
“I left Nigeria as number five in the world and now I want to do it again, this is my second country and what I accomplished then is possible again,” he said.
“Just give me the Super Eagles again and watch what we can all achieve together.”
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