W’Cup 2026: Finidi Highlights The Important Step Players Would Take To Ensure Victory Against Benin Republic

Head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Mr. Finidi George reveals what his players must do to ensure victory against 2026 world cup qualifier next opponent on Monday; npflupdates.com reports.

Finidi saw his first game as Super Eagles head coach end in a draw at the Godswill Akpabio stadium Uyo; however, he remained upbeat he’d secure his next victory against Benin Republic on Monday.

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Benin will on Monday will play host to Nigeria who is yet to record its first victory since the 2026 world cup qualifier campaign started.

According to Finidi who identified his side’s sloppiness in front of goal against South Africa, explained that every mistake will be corrected.

What Finidi said about South Africa qualifier fixture

“We missed chances, overall it was not a bad second half for us. The players reacted well in the second half, but it was not the best result we wanted, we have to get our heads up and work for the next game (Benin Republic). I am not happy about the point,” the former Enyimba manager was quoted by Daily Post Nigeria.

Finidi upbeat Super Eagles will qualify for the 2026 FIFA world cup tournament.
Finidi George at the 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast.

Speaking further, the former Ajax winger, while pleading with the fans and other stakeholders to support and have faith in the team, also urged them not to interfer in his choices as the head coach.

Finidi came under fire following his selection where he started forward, Paul Onuachu ahead of Bundesliga champion Victor Boniface.

“He(Boniface) was supposed to come in but when we heard [Semi] Ajayi complain that he had a knock, he couldn’t continue. So we had to reverse that.

“For me it is what you can give to me on the field, everyone wants this or that player to play but at the end of the day if the player is not performing you guys will still be shouting ‘take him off’,” he added.

“So, let us do our job. We know who is good to go, we have another game so definitely we’ll see how we can play these guys,” Finidi concluded.

In another story, Super Eagles AFCON winner, Efe Ambrose has joined Bury FC from Scottish club Queen of the South.

The 35-year-old, will now play in the English conference league from next season.

Manager Dave McNabb expressed his delight following the experienced centre-back’s arrival at the club.

Efe Ambrose won the 2013 AFCON with the Super Eagles.

“A ball playing centre half with an unbelievable pedigree and huge experience with over 50 international caps and over 400 professional appearances,” McNabb told the club’s official website.

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“Efe is a great character and will certainly help some of the younger players in the squad.

“It’s a brilliant signing for the club and one I hope will excite the fans.”

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