Finidi George Resigns Position As Super Eagles Coach

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It has been widely reported that Finidi George has resigned from his position as the head coach of the Nigerian national team.

According to local reports, Finidi took the decision on Saturday, days after it was speculated that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) hopes to bring in a foreign technical adviser.

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His exit was confirmed by former Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, on his X account.

Ibitoye wrote: “News just in: Finidi George @FinidiGeorge_FG has resigned from his @NGSuperEagles manager position.”

Finidi, an ex international was just recently appointed on April 29, 2024, to replace Jose Peseiro, whose contract expired in February.

During his very brief tenure, the former Enyimba boss oversaw a 1-1 draw with South Africa and a 2-1 defeat to Benin Republic, both in the 2026 World Cup qualifying series.

Prior to the World Cup qualifying games, he defeated the Black Stars of Ghana 2:1 and lost to Mali 2:0 in friendly games.

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The Super Eagles are winless in four World Cup qualifying matches, dating to when Peseiro was in charge. They drew their first three games against Lesotho, Zimbabwe and South Africa, before losing recently to Benin Republic at a neutral ground in Cote d’Ivoire.

The Nigerian Sports and Development Ministry described the dismal World Cup Qualifying Results as “unacceptable“.

As a player, Finidi won the Champions League and Dutch titles with Ajax before playing for Spanish side Real Betis. He also played for English side Ipswich Town in 2002.

He was assistant to Peseiro at this year’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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