Le Who? Our Favourite former Foreign Coaches

We just took an L sha.
We thought we had a new coach for the Super Eagles but seems Le Guen is Le No. 

They will hopefully soon announce a new coach but this got me thinking about some of our past foreign coaches.
Here is a look at some of the more interesting ones.


Clemens Westerhof 



Clemens Westerhof is the most successful coach of the Super Eagles ever. It was under his guidance that the name of the team changed from Green Eagles to Super Eagles. He led the team to win the Nations Cup in 1994 and qualify for our first World Cup in the same year. He coached from 1989-1994.

Otto Gl√≥ria 


I read about Otto Gloria the Brazilian who coached Nigeria from 1978-1982. The former Portugal coach guided Nigeria through the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations, which the team won in the final in Lagos with a 3-0 win over Algeria.

Johannes Bonfrere 


Another Dutchman like Clemens. He was in Nigeria to assist Westerhof, but later became head coach. His achievement with the women‘s team gave him the opportunity to be in charge of the Olympic football team in 1995 and the following year led the team to win gold at Atlanta‘96 Olympic
Games.

John Finch 


I read about John Finch an Englishman. He led Nigeria to our first international game against Sierra Leone on October 8, 1949, back when both countries were under British administration. Nigeria won 2-0. He was the one who handed over to Daniel Anyiam who became the first indigenous coach of the national team.

There are about 14 other foreign coaches who have coached the Nigerian football team, with varying degree of success. I just hope we get a coach this time, who will lead the team to greater heights, foreign or local.

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