My Take On Westerhof’s Football Culture – Taribo West

Former Super Eagles defender Taribo West believes Gernot Rohr is working towards reviving the football culture adopted by ex-coach of the side Clemens Westerhof.

The Nigerian side are currently in Victoria, preparing for a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles.

And Taribo, while speaking ahead of Saturday’s game, said the Eagles had deviated from their enterprising system.

“In the days of Clemens Westerhof and Jo Bonfrere, there was a football culture that was so useful to the Nigerian football system,” the ex-Inter Milan and AC Milan strongman told The Guardian.

“That was why Nigerian football fans did not feel it so much when Stephen Keshi left the stage.

”It also helped us when Rashidi Yekini and our generation left the team because younger players had already been groomed to take over from us. We need to go back to that football culture.

“But I see coach Gernot Rohr moving towards that direction. He was wise enough to prepare some young players for a crucial moment like this.”

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