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Chairman Engr. Valentine Buraimoh and Coach Bonfrere Jo
Dutchman Johannes Bonfrere, former Super Eagles coach and Atlanta 96' Olympic Gold Medal winning coach, has every reason to smile as the Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja handed over the apartment promised  him in 1994.

Coach Bonfrere Jo was directly involved in the 1994 African Cup of Nations and 1996 Olympics football gold medal victories, his visit to Nigeria was a singular effort of a Lagos based company in conjunction with 5ive Mediacom Limited, and the Executive Chairman of Amuwo - Odofin Hon. Engr. Valentine decided to host him to a buffet to perfect strategy on Football development and improve sports all across the Local government.

Chairman Engr. Valentine Buraimoh and Coach Bonfrere Jo
in a very vital discussion at Golden Tulip Festac Town
According to the Executive Chairman, "Having Coach Bonfrere Jo in our Local government is a great achievement and a privilege, we believe this will really boost our football and motivates every sport athletes to do more for self improvement and be ready for bigger challenges that will ensure futuristic relevance. 

He further said, "As a sport lover we would make it a priority to contribute to sports development and this is a reflection of the Amuwo games last year and this is the first of its kind in Lagos state, it is not only football we are focusing on but other sports as well like Volleyball, Cycling, Basketball, Swimming, Marathon and Football just like an Olympic games and we hope to improve this year, we hope to empower youths and not allow them constitute nuisance or perpetuate evil, the whole local government should be proud of them and their family also because an idle mind think negatively.

He concluded by saying, "Our youths should be more serious now, because scouts are around now and with this connection with Bonfrere Jo, we are sure it will be a profitable and long lasting partnership, we hope to expose any outstanding players to properly sharpen their skills, we are to discover, groom and nurture any talented athletes with our network both locally and globally. 

"It is a big task but we are confident it's achievable because we are walking the pathway of success already, facilities is a big challenge for us but we have being making use of private facilities and we appreciate this organizations for their support, Amuwo-Odofin has always been exceptional and distinguished ourselves in any competitions and we are preparing for the Festival games and we hope never to let down the people of Amuwo-Odofin.




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Coach Bonfrere Jo on his own part "appreciate the Chairman of Amuwo-Odofin for the wonderful reception and promise to do his best, because my philosophy has always been players development and this i showed prove with Austin Jay Jay Okocha in 1994 and John Owoeri in China with Baoding Yingli Yitong. 

The 71 year old Maastricht born tactician in the Netherlands who preferred the 4-1-3-2 formation has also coached South Korea national team, Al Wahda FC Abu Dhabi, El Ahly of Egypt and also had stints with Chinese sides, Dalian Shide and Henan Jianye.


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