PHOTOS: Former Super Eagles Coach Bonfrere Jo Gets Abuja House After 24 Years
Nigeria’s Super Eagles won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations for the second time after their feat in 1980.
Following the victory in Tunisia, the team was promised an apartment in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja by the then military administration headed by General Sani Abacha.
But Assistant Technical Adviser Bonfrere Jo had never been handed his apartment ever since, until Thursday.
Minister for Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola handed Jo keys to a three-bedroom apartment in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
“24 years ago, the @NGSuperEagles Team that won the 1994 Nations Cup were given houses by @AsoRock. For some reason, Bonfrere Jo, the Assistant Technical Adviser of that team, never got his own. Until this week when the @MBuhari Administration fulfilled a 24-year-old pledge.” Nigeria presidency tweeted on Thursday.
Fashola, who handed the keys to Jo, said, “Let me on behalf of the President apologise to you that it has taken so long for the Nigerian government to come through. We thank you for your contribution to the development of our country, our youth, football and to say that it is better late than never. Nigeria always comes through, we have come through for you.
“It is proper that with just few days to another World Cup, Nigeria fulfils and redeems this pledge and I hope that this will serve as an inspiration to our players going to the World Cup and the officials that this government will be there for you all the way.''
Jo led the Dream Team to win football gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, USA.
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