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MATCH-FIXING; Allegations, Westerhof Vs Bonfere. by chinoonew09(m): 11:53pm On Aug 11, 2020
match-Fixing Allegation:
Westerhof Defeats Bonfrere
In Court
0 August 11/2020
Dutchman Clemens Westerhof has emerged
victorious in the defamation of character
case filed against his former assistant in the
Super Eagles, Johannes Bonfere, reports
Completesports.com.
The Rechtbank Gelderland Hight Court,
Arnhem on Tuesday found Bonfere guilty of
the charge brought against him by
Westerhof.
Bonfrere was widely quoted by the Nigerian
media of having said in an interview with
Lagos-based sports radio station, Brila FM in
April, that his former boss sold Nigeria’s
1994 FIFA World Cup Second Round match
against Italy.
Bonfrere was also quoted as having accused
Westerhof of selling the match for $100,000.
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Westerhof prayed the court to compel
Bonfere to prove his allegation against him
or go to jail and pay a heavy fine as
damages for defaming his good name.
Justice Bonnekemp, who presided over the
case found Bonfere guilty as charged and
asked him to apologise in a paid advert to
be published in a Nigerian newspaper.
The judge ruled that his statements on
Westerhof were incorrect.
More damages to be paid by Bonfere will be
determined by the court.

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