Clemens Westerhof




Clemens Westerhof


03 May,  1940
Beek, Netherlands



Other Teams

1976: Vitesse (Holland)
1980: Feyenoord
1983 – 1984: MVV (Holland)
1984 – 1985: Vitesse
1984 – 1994: Nigeria
2000 – ?: Mamelodi S’downs
? – 2004: Bush Bucks


  • Married twice to two Zimbabwean women

Having worked with the ZImbabwe’s Premier League teams, coaching at the Sporting Lions and as technical director of Dynamos FC, and as technical director of the Harare-based Agatha Sheneti Youth Academy, Clemens Westerhof also stepped into coaching the Zimbabwe national team.

He was a man definitely known on the African continent having worked in various football positions on the continent since 1984. He is most noted for his success with the Nigerian national team. Under Westerhof, the Super Eagles won the 1994 African Cup of Nations and also qualified for the second round of the FIFA World Cup that year.

Westerhof began his career as an assistant coach with Feyenoord Rotterdam in the Dutch Eredivisie. He has also coached Vitesse Arnhem, the Bush Bucks and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa’s Premier Soccer.