Nigeria former Super eagles Nigeria international, Akin Akinsheinde has called on any coach coming to handle the Super eagles to adopt the Clemence Westerhof style.
Akinsheinde said Whether foreign or local such a coach should be given a free and not be manipulated.
Akinsheinde added that Westerhoff took his time to watch our league matches week in week out in Lagos and around the federation
Akin Akinshiende the General Manager of the seat of David football club and NLO side, who have also played for various clubs like Kaduna Rocks (Kaduna) Zamtex Guso (Zamfara), New Nigerian Bank (Benin), NACB Fc (Kaduna), Kano Pillars (Kano), El-Kanemi Warriors (Maiduguri) B.C.C Lions FC (Gboko), Zamalek Fc (Egypt). First Vienna Fc (Austria), Esma Vienna Fc (Austria).. Rapid Vienna (Austria), Kwara Stars Fc Ilorin (Nigeria) Aha Al-Aly Fc (Lebanon
said a countries league is the bedrock of its football
Akin Akinsheinde who won the Ecowas cup with super eagles and was part of the home-based players Westerhof used in qualifying the Nigeria super eagles for the 1994 world cup said it is wrong for a coach to stay in a five-star hotel in Abuja and be watching foreign league matches and not move around the country to watch talented players in the league.
How many players do we have playing in the top-flight league in Europe, emphasis should be laid on the home base players, young ones, who when discovered, can possibly get big clubs in Europe.
Akinsheinde said Westerhoff laid a good foundation for NIGERIA football.
“I get angry at times when people praise Bonfere Joe,Bonferee reaped from westerhooff”s labour, eighty percent of the players used by Bonfere Joe later were discovered by Westerhoff.