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Former Super Eagles Coach Jo Bonfrere
poses with his M.O.N Award 
The former Super Eagles coach Jo Bonfrere has every reason to smile as the Federal Government  handed over the apartment promised  him in 1994 recently to him in Abuja after 24 years. 
The promise was made during the late Gen. Sani Abacha administration following the Super Eagles’ victory in the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia, Bonfrere said' I thanked the Federal Government for this but it came too sudden and i don't know what to do with the house yet, the fact now is i am now a Landlord in Nigeria. 
Coach Jo Bonfere (M.O.N) also reiterated about Nigeria’s team to the 2018 World Cup in russia that "they play individual football, they do not have a particular formation and playing pattern yet. They have speed and a little power which is a factor for the team.

Super Eagles arrived Essentuki Russia on Monday night and had their first training on Tuesday with a resounding support from the fans, their opening game will be against Croatia on Saturday, in a group they are billed to also take on Iceland and Argentina in Group D.

Super Eagles Player Brown Ideye and Coach Jo Bonfrere
However, speaking ahead of the tournament which starts on Thursday, the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal winning coach further said "if Nigeria must make an impact at the competition, they should play together as a team and with more attacking minded, that they have not improved from the games they played sequel to the tournament.

He also lamented that Nigeria does not have a formation yet which might hamper their showing at Russia, that the 3-5-2 formation might be dangerous and damaging against a team like Croatia that play with 6 men upfront to take advantage of any error from their opponent defensive line. 


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In addition, the Dutchman said the team must work for one another, take the games serious as they are a young side.

On Nigeria’s maiden outing at the competition in 1994, the coach said the team was massively talented and were committed to the game, they are all willing to go for training's and they all contributed to the success of the team.  

He regretted that the West Africans lost to eventual finalist Italy at the second round due to inexperience, adding that the 1996 Olympic team would have scored more goals in the semi-final against Brazil.

Bonfrere described late Eagles skipper Rashidi Yekini as a passionate player who was committed to playing for the team.


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