NFF Appoint Finidi George As New Super Eagles Coach Ahead Of 2026 World Cup Qualifiers

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) successfully appoints Enyimba FC coach Finidi George as new Super Eagles coach; reports.

The NFF on Monday announced Finidi George as the permanent coach; recall, the former Real Betis winger has been in charge of the Super Eagles on interim basis.

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Finidi George explains irregularities at Enyimba.
Finidi George

According to a statement ascribed to the football governing body by The Nation Nigeria; “The Board of Nigeria Football Federation on Monday approved the recommendation of its Technical and Development Committee to appoint former ace winger Finidi George as Head Coach of the Senior Men National Football Team, Super Eagles.

NFF appoint Finidi George as new Super Eagles coach

“George, who spent 20 months as assistant to José Santos Peseiro before the Portuguese voluntarily left the post following the accomplishment of Africa Cup of Nations runner-up position at Cote d’Ivoire 2023, took charge of the squad in an interim capacity during two friendly matches in Morocco last month.

The statement further read, “His squad edged Ghana 2-1 in the first match, ending an 18-year winless streak against the Black Stars, but then lost 0-2 to Mali in the second game.

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NFF appoint Finidi George as permanent Super Eagles coach.
Finidi George one of the candidates for the Super Eagles coaching job.

“George, a member of the so-styled ‘Golden Generation’ that won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Tunisia and emerged as the second most entertaining team in Nigeria’s debut at the FIFA World Cup finals in the USA the same year, won 62 caps for Nigeria, including featuring at the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup finals. He also won gold, silver and bronze medals from the 1992, 1994, 2000 and 2002 AFCON tournaments.”

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