Nigeria’s title-winning side at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations are to receive the houses they were promised by the government – 27 years after the Super Eagles lifted the cup in Tunisia.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the allocation of three-bedroom houses for the victorious footballers, his spokesman Garba Shehu has said.
They are in different parts of the country as each of the former players is choosing their preferred location.
Six members of the squad and three of the technical crew, including Dutchman Clemens Westerhof and his assistant Jo Bonfrère who guided the side to victory, had previously received theirs.
At least three members of the side that beat Zambia 2-1 in the final in Tunis are dead, including former captain Stephen Keshi – who led Nigeria to further Nations Cup glory in 2013 as the Super Eagles’ coach