Finidi 2025: I’ve Developed New Tough Skin So No Pressure On Me Over Super Eagles Condition

Super Eagles new head coach, Finidi George, remains upbeat he can qualify the three-time African champions for the 2026 FIFA world cup tournament; reports.

Finidi was announced as new Super Eagles coach by the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, few weeks ago. And was unveiled earlier today in Abuja by the Federation.

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Speaking to the media for the first time as the coach, the former Super Eagles winger revealed he is prepared to take charge.

According to the former Ajax Amsterdam winger, his first assignment is to ensure qualification for the 2026 world cup.

What Finidi said about Super Eagles job

Finidi signing Super Eagles’ contract.

“My first target is to make sure that we are in line to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup by winning the upcoming two matches against South Africa and Benin Republic. The 2025 AFCON qualifiers will soon start and we must also be prepared for those as well. I know what the NFF wants as it is boldly written in the contract, and I will work very hard to add value to the team and put myself in the position to earn even more than I will be earning from the take-off,” he said.

Speaking of the relationship he enjoys with the players, George said:

“I have always had a cordial relationship with all the players as an assistant coach. I am still the same person even as Head Coach now, only that the title has changed. There will be no controversy regarding relationships with the players. These are professional players and we have to give them what they’re used to in Europe; you don’t need to slap anyone to get him to do the right thing.

NFF appoint Finidi George as permanent Super Eagles coach.
George at the 2023 AFCON

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He added, “I will try my best to ensure the team starts functioning properly and we start winning games again. There is no pressure on me; I have tough skin. I just want to call for your support. I know this is not an easy job, but with the support of everyone, we can achieve our objectives.”

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