Former Super Eagles Coach Jo Bonfrere, Ex-Internationals Meet With State Governor in Nigeria

Former Super Eagles Coach Jo Bonfrere, Ex-Internationals Meet With State Governor in Nigeria

Babajide Orevba

- Jo Bonfrere led the Nigerian team to win the gold in football at Atlanta Olympics in 1996

- The Dutch tactician who was brought to Nigeria by Clemens Westerhof has been a regular in Nigeria

- He, alongside some ex-internationals, visited the governor of Kogi state Yahaya Bello

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Former Super Eagles coach Jo Bonfrere was seen alongside ex-Super Eagles stars in a pose with the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.

It was gathered that the governor found the back of the net from the penalty spot in an organized game involving the Kogi State Executive council team and the ex-Super Eagles team.

The encounter which was played at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja ended 1-1.

It featured the likes of Austin Okocha, Peter Rufai, Kanu Nwankwo, Tarribo West, Tijani Babangida, Mutiu Adepoju and a host of all ex-internationals who all featured in the star studded game.

Governor Bello, in his address after the highly entertaining match, noted that such sporting activity was significant being that it would serve as a reminder to Nigerians how united we were as a nation during the glory days of these legends.

Former Super Eagles coach Jo Bonfrere, ex-internationals meet with state governor in Nigeria
Jo Bonfrere poses with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state alongside other internationals. Photo: @KogiFacts
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Bello added that, as against some elderly ones who were preaching the gospel of disintegration and regional separations, the youth of the nation have jointly affirmed that united they stood against every form of ethnical divisions.

Meanwhile, former Nigeria international Patrick Pascal has gotten a three-bedroom apartment from the Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu when the Super Eagles visited him.

Led by the president of the Nigerian Football Federation Amaju Pinnick, the Super Eagles players and coaching crew had a dinner with Lagos state Governor on Thursday night, March 25.

Pascal who is the coordinator of the Super Eagles was also present and the Bauchi state FA Chairman was spotted by Governor Babajide who was happy to see him. earlier reported that former Nigeria international Henry Nwosu believes Gernot Rohr cannot rank among the best coaches if he does not win the Africa Cup of Nations title.

The German-born tactician came close to winning the title two years ago but fell 2-1 to Algeria in the semifinals and eventually won bronze medal at the end of the competition.

However, he has qualified the Super Eagles for the next edition of the tourney staging in Cameroon but that appears not enough for the 57-year-old who says he can only rate him after such feat.