–Former Nigeria coach tips Keshi’s team to win for second round match
Coach Clemence Westerhof has predicted the Super Eagles can shock Les Bleus of France in the round of 16 matches of the World Cup.
Westerhof spoke to Complete Sports from his homeland, Netherlands, moments after Super Eagles booked their passage to the knock out stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil despite 2-3 defeat by Argentina in the last group F match at Porto Alegre even as Bosnia/Herzegovina edged Iran 3-1 in the other group F match.
“It will be tough against France but surely, the Super Eagles will win”, Westerhof said proudly.
“The Super Eagles I saw against Argentina can beat France, yes, they can go to the quarter final but it will be a difficult match.”
Westerhof took the Super Eagles to their first World Cup finals in the USA in 1994 and reached the round of 16 before the team was edged 2-1 by Italy.
He poured glowing tribute to coach Stephen Keshi for packaging a strong Super Eagles team that impressed against Argentina.
“I saw the match, the Super Eagles did well, they played bad(ly) in their first match, did good (better) in the second game and today they were good, real good and I congratulate Stephen Keshi for a good job.
“The boys stayed strong, fought for each other and covered every grass. That’s good and Keshi has proved he’s a good coach,” Westerhof stressed.