Ex Nigeria coach Clemens Westerhof considers opportunities in Zimbabwe


Ex Nigeria Coach Clemens Westerhof says his age is no obstruction to his craving to continue working in African football as he thinks about circumstances in Zimbabwe.

The multi year-old Dutchman instructed Zimbabwe somewhere in the range of 1998 and 2000, and worked in the Zimbabwean best trip at Dynanyoro in Harare.

In spite of the fact that Westerhof has a long and noteworthy profession behind him, he isn’t backing off at this time with his fantasies to enhance African football still especially alive.

“I’m as yet youthful. In my body and soul, I’m as yet youthful. Be that as it may, I know, as of now, I should do all that one stage slower,” Westerhof revealed to BBC Sport.

“I won’t run in front with football shoes on and kick balls left and right – no, no, no. Be that as it may, I will disclose to them how to do it.

“Also, I will pick those mentors to work with me, who must have indistinguishable thought from I have. A similar inclination and energy for it that you will see,” said the Dutchman.

As he gets ready for his 79th birthday celebration this year, he says despite everything he has a lot to provide for football in Africa.

“I am as of now considering joining work in Zimbabwe as a mentor at a telecom club in Gweru together with a warning job at a football foundation, the Peter Mubi Academy,” Westerhof said.

“They need me to enhance the foundation, construct it starting from the earliest stage. I trust I can accomplish there what I’ve done in Nigeria before and enhance the dimension of football in Zimbabwe all in all.”

Westerhof is quick to work together with Dutch football clubs to make the institute in Zimbabwe a major achievement.

“Ajax as of now has it with Ajax Cape Town and I am pondering an organization with either Vitesse, PSV or Feyenoord. I need to go to PSV and ask head mentor Mark van Bommel and his counsel Bert van Marwijk to work with us.”

Westerhof is as yet worshipped in Nigeria where he is credited for engineering the Super Eagles’ accomplishment in the 1990’s.

He guided the Super Eagles to Africa Cup of Nations achievement in 1994 and after that drove them to the second round of the World Cup a couple of months after the fact.

Westerhof, who is the longest-serving supervisor ever of football, likewise instructed in the Netherlands, South Africa, Egypt and in addition in Zimbabwe, and he says he isn’t yet prepared to leave the amusement he adores.

“Perhaps two years more, by the finesse of God, and after that I’ll stop.”


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