Finidi George Resigns AS Super Eagles Head Coach

Finidi George Resigns From Super Eagles
Finidi George Resigns From Super Eagles As Head Coach

Nigerian professional football coach and former player, Finidi George has resigned from his position as the head coach of the Super Eagles.

Recall that, the 53-year-old assumed the role of head coach of the Super Eagles in late April, replacing Portuguese trainer Jose Peseiro, whom he assisted at the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations.

He accredited his resignation to the decision of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to hire a foreign technical adviser.

Reflecting on his remarkable start, Finidi’s tenure began with a challenging 1-1 draw against South Africa in Uyo.

Moreover, the NFF’s decision to appoint a foreign Technical Adviser indicated a lack of confidence in Finidi’s ability to secure the team’s World Cup qualification, this geared Finidi’s resignation from his contract which had lasted for just barely 2 months.

Based on the recent changes, Finidi stated, “I believe it’s time for me to step aside.”

He stated further, “I am writing to inform you of my decision to step down as head coach of the Super Eagles. This decision is made in light of the recent changes to the team’s technical staff. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the entire NFF leadership, the sports ministry, and the Nigerian people for the chance to serve as the Super Eagles head coach. Please be assured of my unwavering support for the team, and I wish us all the best in the future.

More interesting facts about Finidi George;

Finidi was part of the revered ‘Golden Generation’ that triumphed in the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and captivated audiences during Nigeria’s debut at the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

He amassed 62 caps for Nigeria, participating in both the 1994 and 1998 World Cups. His trophy cabinet boasts gold, silver, and bronze medals from the 1992, 1994, 2000, and 2002 AFCON tournaments.

Finidi is also one of the very few Nigerian players to have lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy.

Before he was appointed as manager of the national team, Finidi managed Enyimba International in the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL), leading them to the NPFL title in his second season.

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