Super Eagles : Musa, Siasia, Ndidi Talks Tough Ahead Of 2026 World Cup Qualifiers

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will experience its first outing with Finidi George as its head coach on Friday against South Africa; reports.

Finidi George will hope to start his Super Eagles coaching job with victory against South Africa and Benin Republic later this month.

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With Nigeria sitting third in their Group C after starting its qualifiers poorly, it’s expected they beat South Africa to stand a chance of debuting at the next edition of the FIFA world cup in America.

Speaking about the qualities of Finidi, Captain Ahmed Musa, revealed that a win on Friday will boost the confidence of the former Enyimba FC gaffer.

Super Eagles charging towards a fourth AFCON title
Super Eagles during a training session

What Ahmed Musa said about Super Eagles Finidi George

“There is a lot of expectations for him now that we have two very difficult games to play for the World Cup qualifiers.

“The important thing is just to win these two games because if we win, a lot of confidence will come for him and the team. So we just have to support him and wish him best of luck,” Musa told ESPN and was quoted by Daily Post Nigeria.

In another story, Super Eagles combative midfielder Wilfred Ndidi admits that they three-time African champions are under pressure to come out victorious against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

“If we are honest to ourselves, I think the team is under pressure (to win). We drew both games, they were difficult games. If we had won both games, it would have been much better going to these ones,” he said.

Jose Peseiro may be with Wilfred Ndidi for the world cup qualifier against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.
Wilfred Ndidi in action for Nigeria

“All the same its football and I think the pressure that comes with this one is actually exciting because we know what we have to do, we know we have to try and win. So, I think we just need to stay focused and do our best and then try to win the games.”

Adding his own opinion ahead of the game, former Flying Eagles gaffer, Samson Siasia, revealed the services of Victor Osimhen will be greatly missed.

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According to the former Super Eagles winger, it will be a difficult game for Nigeria.

“It will be difficult (for the Super Eagles) as they will be without key players like (Victor)Osimhen and while South Africa will be coming with the same coach and players, we have a new coach,” Siasia predicted.

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