Clemens Westerhof has described the Super Eagles’ 2-0 defeat to Madagascar in their last Group B match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt as disgraceful,” Completesports.com reports.
Westerhof spoke to Completesports.com from his home in the Netherlands on Monday afternoon.
“Who is Madagascar?. Where are they in Africa and the World? Who are their players and where do they play?,” Westerhof who led the Super Eagles to AFCON conquest in 1994 asked disconsolately.
“I’m surprised, its a shame that Super Eagles, with big and experienced players, disappointed us.”
On the reason the Gernot Rohr’s men crashed in the game, the ‘Dutch-Gerian’ says the Super Eagles coach made too many changes in their starting lineup and equally dropped their heads after their first two group games.
“The tactics was wrong, the changes were many from the players that played against Burundi and Guinea,” Westerhof remarked.
“Yes, maybe they didn’t give Madagascar any chance (underrated Madagascar).
“Its difficult to believe Super Eagles lost to a Madagascar team I can’t find (in the map).”
By Sab Osuji