Finidi George, Shorunmu Barred From Eagles Camp

Former Super Eagles forward and goalkeeper, Finidi George and Ike Shorunmu has been barred from the Super Eagles Abuja camp NPFL Updates understands.

Finidi serving in the capacity of first assistant coach, and Shorunmu serving as goalkeeper trainer. They were both asked to stay away on the instructions of Head coach, Jose Peseiro.

Players and staff of the national team are expected to arrive Abuja camp on Monday ahead of the clash with Guinea-Bissau.

Npflupdates understood Shorunmu had been replaced with the goalkeeper trainer of the Flying Eagles team. Finidi George was reached by third assistant coach Usman Abdallah.

Read also: We Didn’t Sack Finidi And Shorunmu, It’s Not Their Turn – NFF

Shorunmu confirmed the recent development to The Punch in an interview.

According to Shorunmu, Finidi was first to inform him that he was asked not to arrive the national team camp.

We’ve not sacked Ike Shorunmu:

“Finidi called me on Sunday morning asking me if I got a message from the NFF, and I told him I didn’t get any message from them,” Shorunmu told The PUNCH.

“He then told me he got a message on Saturday night. That he should not bother to come to camp, that they are rotating his position for another coach to stand-in. That is(Usman) Abdallah to replace Finidi.

“However, on Sunday afternoon, someone called me from NFF. To also inform me that the top officials of the NFF want to inform me that Peseiro doesn’t want to work with me but with the U-20 goalkeeper coach. I had to ask the person if this treatment was as a result of us not having contracts with the NFF. Because we had been asking them to give us an official contract and we haven’t been paid.

“I had called Finidi back to inform him about my situation as well. It was so sad that we ended up laughing at each other.”

NPFL Updates gathered indigenous coaches at the national team hasn’t been paid any salary or allowances in nine months.

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