Super Eagles : “One Of The Best” Pinnick Drum Support For Finidi George Ambition

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Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Melvin Amaju Pinnick, drums support for Finidi George’s ambition of becoming next Super Eagles coach; reports.

Mr. Pinnick who was the immediate past President of the NFF, told AriseTV correspondent that Finidi has the needed qualities.

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According to the football executive, Finidi’s experience with players in the team is a huge advantage; which can be harnessed.

Recall, the NFF under the leadership of Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, is currently scouting for a new coach following the exit of José Peseiro.

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“A player that was once regarded as one of the best wingers in the world. A player that played and like interned under one of the best coaches in the world Louis Van Gaal. At Real Betis he was excellent. At Ajax, if you know Ajax, you should know that they believe in developmental football. So, he has all the qualities. So, what do we need? This is my strong personal opinion,” Pinnick said on Arise TV.

Recall, Finidi, who worked as an assistant to Peseiro (during Portuguese’s time as the head coach), was appointed on interim basis by the NFF to handle the team in recent international friendlies against West African rivals Ghana and Mali during the last FIFA break.

“He played two friendlies; he lost one against Mali amid negative history and won amid positive history against Ghana. He doesn’t have to be reckoned with but he is a strong personality. And I’m sure Finidi will surprise us. I’ve seen it, I’ve worked with him, as president, I brought him up as one of assistant coaches. He has qualities like leadership, dexterity and most importantly humility.

“So, if we have someone who has played under some of the best coaches in the world and also coached at that level, also coaching the most successful club in Nigeria, I think we should build capacity around him,” Pinnick added.

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Meanwhile, aside from Finidi, there other aspirants who have been linked with the Super Eagles job.

What remains to be seen is how soon the NFF will make an announcement, as the team needs to start their preparation for the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers in June where they will play against Benin Republic and arch rivals South Africa.

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