Westerhof Clobbers Bonfrere In Court, Wins Defamation Case As Former Assistant Now Faces Heavy Fine And Possible Jail Time
Former Super Eagle's Coach Dutchman Clemens Westerhof has floored his former assistant Johannes Bonfere.
The Rechtbank Gelderland Hight Court, Arnhem has found Bonfere guilty of the charge of defamation of character 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 for $100,000.
A livid 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 agreed with him and ruled that Bonfere's statements regarding Westerhof were incorrect and further found Bonfere guilty as charged and asked him to apologise in a paid advert to be published in a Nigerian newspaper.
The damages to be paid by Bonfere as well as any other punishment will be determined by the court shortly.