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BREAKING: Finidi George Appointed New Super Eagles Head Coach

BREAKING: Finidi George Appointed New Super Eagles Head Coach

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.

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 interim capacity during two friendly matches in Morocco last month.

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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George, a member of the so-styled ‘Golden Generation’ that won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Tunisia and emerged the second most entertaining team in Nigeria’s debut at the FIFA World Cup finals in 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.

The 52-year-old former Ajax Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Real Betis (Spain) forward, who made a scoring debut for fatherland in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Burkina Faso at the National Stadium, Lagos on 27th July 1991, also featured for Calabar Rovers and Sharks FC in the domestic scene before heading to Europe. He assisted Rashidi Yekini (of blessed memory) to score Nigeria’s first-ever FIFA World Cup goal against Bulgaria in Dallas, USA on 19th June 1994.

George had actually scored the goal that took Nigeria to that FIFA World Cup debut, when he put Nigeria ahead against hosts Algeria in a crucial qualifier in Algiers on 8th October 1993. The match eventually ended 1-1 and earned Nigeria a ticket to the finals in America.

George’s immediate task will be to guide the Super Eagles to victory in two 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against South Africa and Benin Republic in Uyo and Abidjan respectively, in a little over five weeks. The matches are must-win encounters, with the Super Eagles lagging behind in third place in Group C of the African campaign behind Rwanda and South Africa.


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COMMENTS

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  • Greenturf 2 months ago

    Congratulations1

    • TALK UR OWN 2 months ago

      MY ADVICE FOR FINIDI GEORGE
      @** Work hand to hand with your Technical crews
      @** Let the invitation of players base on merit
      @** Don’t allow anybody FORCE/IMPOSE any players on you. Instead SCOUT for players & test them in Friendly matches
      @** Invite local players that is ready to give foreign professional players a stiff competition(not the one to add to the number/surplus to requirements).
      @** Always maintain your stand
      @** Don’t allow anybody to be pushing you up and down.
      @** Don’t be carried away with the club performance of players ONLY but base on PRESENT FORM & POTENTIAL
      @** Do not tolerate INDISCIPLINE in to your team.
      #** Do not invite players in order to pacify/please somebody (like local Coach Equavoen)
      @** Encourage your players to be STRONG & MORE PHYSICAL when it comes to Africa football
      @** Try to take advantage of newly introduced format: FIVE-SUBSTITUTION in a match(approved by CAF & FIFA) as an opportunity to test-run other players and MORE TECHNICAL in it(not repeating substitution incident that happened against MALI friendly match).
      @** Emphasize more on WING PLAY pattern for Super eagle

  • Onwajunior 2 months ago

    Congrats! Not much ideal choice, but we move.

  • Tony K 2 months ago

    Congratulations Finidi George. You are worthy of the challenge- with full knowledge of the squad having assisted Paseiro in the last 2 years and managed the SE in the 2 friendlies during the March International break.

    No need experimenting and taking high risk with a new coach who may not even have Finidi’s pedigree both as a former “baller,” and as senior team’s coach.

  • Finidi with no track record, with no CAF/UEFA coaching certificate? Are we that lowon funds or what?
    I would have preferred Amuneke for this job but I can’t say the same for Finidi who hasn’t taken Enyimba to any continental success other than the weak Nigerian NPFL league. I sincerely hope we are not heading for disaster. Can Finidi match the technical expertise of South Africa’s Ugo Broos? Ok o we dey here dey watch!

    • Onwajunior 2 months ago

      Both of them can’t match Hugo Broos or Rohr. In all likelihood we’re out of the WC. But since Amuneke decided to play use the back door in the name of indigenous coach/ex-SE, the NFF decided to appoint an indigenous coach/ex-SE who actually has a real job outside the SE.

    • Alex07 2 months ago

      Although I craved a foreign manager I would rather give the job to Finidi if there are no funds to get a good foreigner. Finidi is better than Amunike.

      Moreso, I feel the NFF may be waiting for Herve Renard to finish his assignment with France and then appoint him as SE Manager. Finidi would have no problems slotting back to his 1st team coach role while the stubborn but empty Amunike would create chaos.

    • Oga Baba…I don’t like the appointment either as I prefer a foreign coach of high repute. That being said, how do you think they will bring Emmanuel Amuneke ahead of Finidi who has been with the team since the appointment of Peseiro? To be fair, that can not be possible. There is nothing qualification that Amuneke has that Finidi does not have in terms of experience that will make them put Amunike ahead of Finidi George. NFF couldn’t have brought Amuneke in ahead of Finidi…that’s a recipe for failure and there will be division and distraction in that team and that’s not what that team needs at this time. At the same time, Amunike has had his time under Eguavoen. What has he failed to achieve that he’s so desperate to accomplish now?

    • Andrew 2 months ago

      Bro u re just thinking same thing with me. The recent board members of Nff re not qualified. They re just playing politics with our football. Most of them should be procecuted for taking out football backward. Men who knows nothing about the game. They want to be relevant by force. Why not Amunike or Sunday Oliseh is my question. Finidi is presently with Eyimba what has he done with them??? Maybe we have to learn in a very hard when we don’t qualify for world cup

      • Abbey 2 months ago

        Amoju pinic helped Finidi to secure the job, if the news is real. Amoju Pinic is a major problem in NFF, despite he’s not the NFF president,he still have power to control the current NFF President. Bye! bye! to Fifa 2026 World Cup!

        • Tony K 2 months ago

          Finidi will qualify Nigeria for the world cup. He will beat both Rohr and Hugo bronze in June against Benin and South Africa respectively. Hugo cannot outsmart a Finidi led SE team.

  • What Findi George should do is to get an assistant coach from Holland. Someone who is a specilist in match-reading. Just like Samson Siasia did.

    • If you are suggesting he gets an expatriate from Holland, at whose expense? Who is footing the bill? They just announced Finidi as headcoach but silent on salary and contract.

  • Mr Hush 2 months ago

    So after all the merry go round,we came back to square one.
    NFF?!

    Any way, Congrats to Finidi. I wish him well.

  • Bomboy 2 months ago

    Now we can start inviting highly connected, but low skilled players from Tanzania, India and Botswana!

    • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 2 months ago

      hahahaha!
      Gbam guy!
      This is the comment of the day here!!
      Chop knuckle guyman!!

    • Deeee1 2 months ago

      That boy was good please, it was evident 

  • This same NFF will frustrate Finidi to get back at the sports minister who rejected the foreign coach for the Super Eagles. They will take the home matches to the hot sun of Kano and Kaduna or Abuja instead of Uyo just as they did to Christian Chukwu when they took Nigeria vs Angola world cup qualifiers to Kano and the Eagles drew when they needed a win. I am not comfortable with Finidi and NFF.

  • They would not. They also want to go to the World Cup. Nigeria would defeat South Africa and Benin Republic. What he needs right now is our support and of course, a foreign techincal match reading who is a specialist in it.

    Finidi, you have been given a second chance. Please do not mess it up.

  • So it took the NFF two and a half months to appoint Finidi that was practically living in the same ‘room’ with them? Like the current assistant coach! This could simply have been done 2 days after Paseiro left.

    Congratulations to Finidi. A bigger congratulations to the NFF for finally being able to conclude such a difficult task.

    They obviously don’t want to disrupt the current team structure and harmony by bringing in an outsider who’s contemporary with George to avoid slight. It’s more a ‘common sense’ and diplomatic decision than purely merit.

    In any case, we are waiting to see his backroom staff. This is very important to shore up areas of deficiencies.

  • A huge and massive congratulations to Finidi George as circumstances conspired to land him the much coveted role of Super Eagles Head Coach. The politics, power struggle and schism between the Sports Ministry and the NFF ended up with Finidi coming tops.

    This appointment marks the 3rd Super Eagles coach in 3 following Eguavoen and Peseiro.

    Never my choice of Super Eagles coach but I am very very happy for him nonetheless and a little bit worried for him.

    Worried because Finidi already has powerful enemies. Forces in the Sports Ministry who wanted another candidate for the role are likely to be aggrieved and will likely nurse a grudge for this appointment. Stakeholders who so desperately wanted a foreign coach will take some convincing about Finidi’s tactical acumen. Sections of the media not ready for a local coach at the helm are likely to be hostile while some powerful players will want to influence everything from team selections to style of play.

    What do I think?

    I think people who have a lot to prove sometimes tend to go all out to prove their critics wrong. Love Finidi or hate him, he is now the Super Eagles Gaffer with all the powers that role confers.

    – Powers to impose your own philosophy
    – Powers to pick your own “core players” even if you allow powerful forces to force several players on you.
    – Powers to chart your own course for the team particularly after the team has qualified for tournaments.

    Finidi is not a stupid person. He wants success and will strive to leave a positive lasting impression on the team.

    Exciting times are ahead. I wish Finidi George all the luck in the world.

    He needs it.

    • From day one there are many already waiting for Finidi’s downfall. If he is smart, he will convert these negative energy to fuel to power his vehicle to unbelievable heights.

      He should be brave to drop heavyheaded players; he should show excellent interpersonal skills to cultivate relationships in corridors of power so he can be his own man and be able to shoot down poisonous advances, he should work on his coaching skills, he should be hungry for success.

      This is the appointment of Finidi’s life. If he plays his cards right, he could just be able to write his name in gold.

      Again, good luck Finidi. You provided excitement as a player, I hope you can replicate this as a coach.

      • Tony K 2 months ago

        Yes, Finidi was a great, exciting to watch and very effective winger- probably the best right winger in the world for Ajax and Nigeria in the mid 1990s. I am sure he will do well as Super Eagles with his experience both in the number of caps, longevity and progress as coach and under study of Paseiro.

  • agbo chimezie 2 months ago

    I pity Umar Sadiq for talking down on his coach Finidi George, Finidi will shame him and invite skilful Chidera Ejuke who will create many chances for osihmen to scores dozens of goals

    • Alex07 2 months ago

      I don’t even think Sadiq is that good. I won’t miss the entitled brat.

    • Can he actually reject Sadiq Umar? Remember Finidi is an indigenous coach who will also listen to Gusau by bringing his brother, Sadiq all in the name of federal character. Failure to do so might end up in frustrating Finidi. This NFF people do they care about anything?

  • Adeniran Kumuyi 2 months ago

    Oh! Naija my country, is this how we’ve really gone backwards? It’s quite unfortunate that we’ve killed our hope of qualifying for the world Cup. Goodbye world cup. I am so ashamed of our so called sport ministry & NFF for this development. Is this the best we’ve got? Common friendly, Findi can’t even hold the players together. We are doomed. Politics over everything. Mtcheeww useless folks

    • Greenturf 2 months ago

      Reports that Finidi George has been appointed new Super Eagles Manager is worst news ever. What are his track records of achievement to coach a World class team as Super Eagles. Am afraid we might not qualify for World Cup, Sorry am pessimistic.

    • Abdul 2 months ago

      Oga shut up jor…Ko koshi danu

  • I hope the contract include him taking out that ugly bears and shd dress nicely as a coach? Congrat anyways .

    • Who be this arindin? Banku man, so you take dress the way you want to be addressed for a ride right? Well I love me a smart coach on the sideline dishing out orders and instruction and yes it’s part of been a good coach. ODE.

  • NFF CURRIPTION HAS DESTROYED NIGERIAN FOOTBALL

    NIGERIA WILL NEVER QUALIFY FOR 2026 WORLD CUP

  • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

    A substantive Nigeria senior national team coach has just been appointed, but almost everything from his profile reads from his playing career, Isn’t this worrisome..?!

    In all honesty, I want to congratulate Mr Finidi, but my conscience just wouldn’t let me congratulate a man who has just been handed a poisoned chalice to drink from.

    My advice to Nigerians: Brace…!!!

    • Abdul 2 months ago

      Wahala e po Drey…this is just like a logical or ‘common sense’ appointment. There’s no need of bringing in someone that needs time to settle in or now understudy the team, we don’t have that time obviously. Finidi has been with the team long enough, understands the task ahead, and he’s cheaper. However, this could mean an end to our world cup campaign, anyways, there are only few coaches in the world that can restore that.

      • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

        Abdul we don’t have the time was the whole plan fear Nigeria. This was all premediated that was why they shortlisted coaches they know they’ll not employ.

    • What if he conquer the world

  • No UEFA/CAF coaching certificate and that was the basis of why he was not shortlisted in the first instance. Does anyone know his tactical acumen? Is he an attack minded coach which the Super Eagles is known for OR will he tow the defense minded acumen of his erstwhile boss, jose paseiro? At least Amuneke I know but Finidi no one knows his tactical acumen. I pray he succeeds but honestly I am not comfortable with this appointment.
    Finidi, thank God you are a Nigerian so you have been appointed to the hottest seat in football, don’t celebrate yet. If you succeed Nigeria will celebrate you but if you fail, run o

    • Emecco 2 months ago

      He has a UEFA coaching certificate bro, Has been under the coaching setup at Real Mallorca before being appointed Head Coach of Enyimba. It’s only CAF coaching licence which he is yet to get this shouldn’t be much problems to acquire. It’s just like someone who has studied Medicine in a Foreign University, You don’t need to study Medicine again from a Nigerian University for you to work in Nigerian Hospital, you jisnt need a Nigerian Medical License to practice here. That’s a similar case to Finidi.

      • Chidi 2 months ago

        Let them be ranting needlessly, bunch of haters who would not do thorough research

  • John-1 2 months ago

    Congratulations to George Finidi. A great player in his day’s and gentleman. I love his coaching philosophy too. At least we’re done with Peseiro’s Haram-Football.

    But wouldn’t his appointment be a distraction for Enyimba FC who’re battling to retain their NPFL title? Anyway, national duty calls.

  • Greenturf 2 months ago

    useless NFF, what took them so long to appoint a local coach.
    N is local coach the next to appoint for our national team for upcoming world cup qualifiers??

    Not sure Nigeria will qualify for the world cup. Finidi has no achievements when it comes to football coaching.

    • Neither Amunike has any achievements…..I don’t like the appointment either as I prefer a foreign coach of high repute. That being said, how do you think they will bring Emmanuel Amuneke ahead of Finidi who has been with the team since the appointment of Peseiro? To be fair, that can not be possible. There is nothing qualification that Amuneke has that Finidi does not have in terms of experience that will make them put Amunike ahead of Finidi George. NFF couldn’t have brought Amuneke in ahead of Finidi…that’s a recipe for failure and there will be division and distraction in that team and that’s not what that team needs at this time. At the same time, Amunike has had his time under Eguavoen. What has he failed to achieve that he’s so desperate to accomplish now?

    • Greenturf 2 months ago

      Wow nice try using my name!
      Guys this person isn’t me!

  • maxwell 2 months ago

    Lets hope for the best

  • Omo9ja 2 months ago

    Ahhhhhhhhh Finidi kę? NFF ajewomasan again? Curroption has led you to this level? With what we saw against Mali with Finidi?

    I am not part of this but congratulations to Finidi. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Egbon, you clamored for Amuneke but we got Finidi…..I don’t like any of them …But one makes sense more than the other…Finidi makes more sense in this scenario in that he has been with the team for about 20 months and he knows the team. You might be looking at placing Amuneke above Finidi… That will be a recipe for failure in that oga meji o le gbe inu oko kan na… Let us support Finidi and see what can come at this….oro na get as e be….Until we vote sensible people in to manage our football, it will be the same vicious cirle…..

  • Footballfanatic 2 months ago

    Wow wasted so much time to still hire the same thing lol…….Nonsense country

  • Mercy 2 months ago

    This finidi appointment as the new SE coach as just proven that Picnic is still the person running the NFA. Just few weeks ago, he said publicly that his preferred choice is Finidi and boom….smh

    • Greenturf 2 months ago

      Reports that Finidi George has been appointed new Super Eagles Manager is worst news ever. What are his track records of achievement to coach a World class team as Super Eagles. Am afraid we might not qualify for World Cup, Sorry am pessimistic.

      • Onwajunior 2 months ago

        @Greenturf, but you were the first to congratulate him here…lol..looks like the news is beginning to sink in. I’m just hoping this is temporary and they’re buying time for Renard.

        • @Onwajunior, I don’t think this is the real Greenturf. It appears the first comment is his only real comment on the thread. Impersonizaion happens a lot here and you have to read between the lines and be familiar with style and signature to detect it.

        • Greenturf 2 months ago

          Someone impersonizing me.Complete sports shouldn’t allow this to carry on

          • Dnt worry paddy, we know the real owner of the name.

      • If we qualify, take it off now, you guys ranting like you have the power to change anything, all we can pray and hope for is the best and give them the needed backing and support.

  • Ayphillydegreat 2 months ago

    We move congrats to Finidi. Let’s hope he can get us favorable results against SA and Benin. Then we can take it from there. 

    • Choke 2 months ago

      Irrespective of the results in June, Coach Finidi is taking the Eagles to the WC. NFF fully understand what we, genuine S.E. fans want and besides, Finidi is not rusting, redundant like his other fellow Nigerian who’s been jobless for far too long. Who’s South Africa Banana banana?

    • Samuel 2 months ago

      When Clemens westahof was appointed the coach of super eagles,he had no experience as such.He was a nobody just a little knowledge of football.
      Finidi George can do better if given all the necessary support.
      I wish him the very best

      • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

        Exactly…and that was how his inexperience cost us the 1990 world cup…LMAOoo. The same westerhof had to rush back to Holland to bring a capable and more tactically astute bonfrere to assist him.

  • pompei 2 months ago

    Let’s hope for the best.
    If we fail to qualify for the world cup, all attention will finally rest on the main culprit of our football problems, NFF ONIGBESE.
    Back to back failure to qualify for the world cup will be the straw that finally broke the camel’s back.
    If this coach fails to qualify for the mundial, he will be sacked, but the people that hired him MUST GO WITH HIM.
    FIFA will understand. They will cooperate with us. They must cooperate with us.

  • Abbey 2 months ago

    This is the hand work of Amoju pinic, if the news is real. Finidi that could not even manage the Super Eagles for just two friendly games.Nigerians should please,forget 2026 world cup. South Africa will beat us home and away.

  • Abbey 2 months ago

    Amoju pinic helped Finidi to secure the job, if the news is real. Amoju Pinic is a major problem in NFF, despite he’s not the NFF president,he still have power to control the current NFF President. Bye! bye! to Fifa 2026 World Cup!

  • agbo chimezie 2 months ago

    Ivory coast assistance coach that won last Afcon please tell me his track record?

    • John-1 2 months ago

      Ask them my brother lol. I gave them examples of Pep Guardiola to Barca, Xabi Alonso to Bayer Leverkusen, Cisse to Senegal e.t.c. Managers with insignicant CV who landed big coaching jobs.

    • Tony K 2 months ago

      What about what you saw about Finidi against Ghana in the same week against Mali? Why are you judging him on one match which he lost and refusing to give him credit for beating mighty Ghana, which no coach, foreign or local, had done for 18 years prior?

  • Larry 2 months ago

    The nff just carved out a masterful display of deceit. They started by jabbing an open air to send bigots to their delusional states. Some known forumites started aiding and abating the nff game plan with nzogbu nzogbu tones!!
    Amunike name will go down as the most divisible element in the local coaching set up. He forgot faith and started relying on powerful men to force his way while Cerezo is taking his determined to pay him back.
    Running to the sports minister forgetting that power past power.
    Even the sports minister took the baits by exposing his move.
    Now that the nff has served them local coaches supported with a powerdul left hook. It’s no longer local coaches, it’s now Finidi no get certificate. Una go use fake names tire.
    It’s time for Kalahari dance!!

    • John-1 2 months ago

      Always writing nonsense. You’re actually the biggest tribalist here. No one comes close!

  • Francis Elugba 2 months ago

    Congrats George. At least you stood up unlike ppl who ignorantly sit around criticizing. Your first call to the boys…first task is to unite the team, letting the boys know the importance of the matches ahead and how much you would need their cooperation.

  • We don’t need to fight over this. He has been appointed let us support him.

    1. For continuity sake.
    2. Because of lack of money
    3. But he needs to be warned seriously. He should not put up the nonesense mistake he mad in our last friendly.

    Congratulations.

  • One nigeria 2 months ago

    Finindi who could not select a good team against ordinary Mali?
    Igbo phobia will certainly lead nigeria to her early grave.

    How is Finindi better than Amuneke?
    Amuneke is Igbo, that is his only disqualification?

  • Imonsili 2 months ago

    U will do great you’re dedicated in what you do. Congrats coach Finidi!

  • Chidi 2 months ago

    Halleluyah, finally. Lookman is free to not show up for national assignment and those disgruntled super eagles players who don’t like him. Congrats finito and to all you haters, you are free to go watch Benin republic, mauritania, and paseiro team when he eventually finds a job

  • Golden Child 2 months ago

    This country will never seize to amaze me. If NFF knew that it was Finidi they wanted , why all the merry go round.the whole thing rids of incompetence. Why advertise in the public domain when you will eventually resort to someone on your payroll. What makes it worse, it took several months to arrive at such a dumb idea.

    This has Amaju pinnick’s finger print all over it. The NFF Board was hand picked by him, I guess they are his stooges who feel indebted to him. Amaju is not different from some of our politicians governors who ensure they have their placeholders in place when the exit office. Am I thrilled with the news? Absolutely not! This is a coach who used sparingly arguably our best performing player at the afcon. A coach who continued with Uzoho who is not active at his club instead of using Okoye who is the number 1 goal keeper at Udinese.

    What the last friendlies showed us is that Finidi does not invite players on any criteria ( at least not on sporting merit). Inviting a player from Tanzania league. He also continued with the same disoriented midfield, inviting and using the same suspects that struggled at the afcon that forced peseiro to use a 343 formation.

    I have so many questions on his choice as coach. Will he be able to assert himself on the team and stand his ground to prevent external interference with team selection? Time will tell it’s own story , I guess. However, if Finid gets to see this, we need a vibrant midfield, draft orban as our new number 10 and add other defensive midfielders to our roaster. Pick player solely on form, with this he will earn the respect and trust of the players. Though not my choice, I wish you success on the job. For your own sake and the NFF, you guys are better not goof with this.

  • I’m happy for Mr. Finidi George.
    He has been denigrated here by some people who may never achieve a quater of what he has accomplished so far in his life.
    But destiny can never be changed.
    Let us give him a chance!

  • ABDULRAZAK 2 months ago

    My advice to anyone with a heart condition is never to watch the upcoming Super Eagles 2026 Fifa World Cup qualifiers live.

  • SuperGoals 2 months ago

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Oga Finidi,

    You have become Oga now as you are in the helms of affairs of the Super Eagles. Congratulations!!! again. please do not be carried away by this, the only thing that is constant is change.

    I have tipped you above the other coaches, right from my previous post, because I believe you can do this job and has the solution to Oga Peseiro problems faced in the AFCON, and you are capable of taking Nigeria Super Eagles to the Next World Cup and even up to the the Quarter Finals and even beyond that to win the World Cup itself. This will depend only on the factor that I will state below and you can only be limited by this?

    DONT EVER IN YOUR COACHING CAREER BENCH THE RELEVEVANT PLAYERs AS YOU DID AGAIST MALI EVEN IF IT IS A FRIEDLY AS YOU ALMOST LOST THE JOB OF THE SUPER EAGLES COACH BECAUSE OF LOSING THAT FREINDLY AGAINT MALI. MAKE TECHNICAL CHANGES EVEN IN THE FIRST HALF, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO DO THIS, HAS IT SHOWS THAT YOU ARE READING GAMES EFFECTIVELY.

    PLAY EVERY MATCH AS YOU PLAYED AGAINST GHANA TO WIN EVERY MATCH EVEN IF IT IS A FRIEDLY?

    A WORD IS ENOUGH FOR THE WISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

    Finidi is very humble which is a good source of recipe for Victory because God uplifts an Humble (Wise) man, but he’s fragile at the same time which can be a contradictory. Let us pray for him that Pinnick will allow him to work in peace.. Finidi should also note that if he compromises the spot of deserving players he will face the wrath of God because every man will account on that Great day how they carried out their duties on earth.

    We pray for Finidi to get wisdom to succeed, Amuneke should also wish him well God knows best. As for NFF all the money they made from Caf should be accounted for since they claim they can’t pay any expensive coach because I know that is why they also boycotted Amuneke who can not be influenced or manipulated. May God save our football finidi was my 2nd choice but because of Pinnick I have double mind.

  • NIGERIA started going to the world cup in 1994.

    They’ve only missed out on 2 occasions.

    Guess what?
    The 2 occasions NIGERIA failed to qualify, it was indigenous coach that handled the team.

    Firstly, christian chukwu wasn’t able to dislodge a low ranking football Mino Angola. He only managed 1 point over Angola from a possible 6 points.

    When head to head rule was invoked, Nigeria had no option than to stay at home and what other African countries flying the flag of their father land.

    I thought we have learned our lesson from the 2006 debacle, during the 2022 WC qualifies, under the guidance of clueless, inept but purposeful coach, baba gernot rohr, Nigeria that was destined for 2022 WC would’ve qualified for the mondial right in Accra Ghana, the return fixture in Abuja Nigeria would have been for celebration.

    But since we’re used to failure in this country, some fellows went and tampered with the self destructive button and the rest become a history.

    The big question before us is….. Can FINIDI GEORGE that is yet to win intercontinental bronze medal for Eyimba outsmart a technically and tactically sound Hugo broose???

    South Africa under Broose isn’t the team we used to stroll and pass again o…. We’re talking about a team that confidently defeated Africa’s number one team Morocco 2 or 3 months ago…..

    We’re talking about a team that commanded over 200 million people to start biting their fingers….. At the end of the day, some people lost their life.

    Let’s say he scale through south Africa, can FINIDI GEORGE defeat a stubborn Benin republic team under rohr???

    Can FINIDI outperform Rohr defensive and counter attacking pattern of play???

    When eguavoen rushed in to eat the sweat of Rohr I made this statement, I’ll still say it again because I see no reason we should go into hide and seek at this crucial point in time.

    Let it not be when the unthinkable happen we start blaming PESEIRO Jose…. As it stands, IT’LL TAKE MORE THAN A MIRACLE FOR NIGERIA TO QUALIFY FOR 2026 WC UNDER FINIDI GEORGE.

    LET ME REPEAT MYSELF….. FOR NIGERIA TO WIN THE SOLE AND ONLY TICKET FROM THAT GROUP, IT’LL REQUIRE MORE THAN A MIRACLE…..
    SOMEBODY SHOULD SAVE THIS COMMENT….

    A COACH THAT COULD ONLY MAKE 3 SUBSTITUTION OUT OF A POSSIBLE 10 IN AN INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY IS THE MESSIAH GUSAU AND ENOH HIRED TO TAKE NIGERIA TO THE PROMISE LAND.

    WELL, I SPEAK LIKE MAN…. FINIDI GEORGE CAN STILL PROOF ME AND OTHERS THAT DOESN’T BELIEVE IN HIS TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL KNOWLEDGE OF FOOTBALL WRONG.

    I’LL STILL CELEBRATE WITH OTHER NIGERIANS IN THE WORLD IF WE MAKE IT TO 2026 WC.

    BUT FOR NOW I’LL LIKE TO ADVICE EVERY NIGERIAN TO ZERO THEIR EXPECTATIONS BECAUSE FINIDI GEORGE ISN’T THERE YET.

    IF 9 CONSOTIUM COULDN’T BEAT ORDINARY TUNISIA AND GHANA WORST TEAM EVER, IS IT FINIDI THAT WILL BE ABLE TO DISLODGE A TECHNICALLY AND TACTICALLY SOUND BROOS????

    THIS NFF MOVIE I’LL WATCH IT TO THE VERY END….

    ***SHALOM***

    • Emecco 2 months ago

      Hugo Broos this, Hugo Broos that ??? what the heck???, What has he achieved in his coaching career that Nigeria would be scared stiff of. Same Broos that played horrible football against Cape Verde and DR Congo at the last Afcon, ??? . Some Nigerians and inferiority complex are like 5&6.

      • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

        …and what has Finidi achieved in his coaching career that Nigerians should be confident about….?

        Broos has 2 AFCON Medals hanging in his cabinet….1 a losers’ final medal and the other a winners’ final medal…! Both with 2 teams who were unfancied at the beginning of both tournaments.

        Add the above to the fact that he is a 3-time Belgian League and 2-time Belgian Cup winning coach…!

        Yes…that’s enough to be scared-stiff about.

        • Emecco 2 months ago

          Even at that, Aliou Cisse and Emerse Fae won the last 2 Afcons without any fantastic coaching records before their current jobs.

          • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

            Continue comparing finidi and nff with Aliou Cisse and SFA or Fae and Ivorian FA.

            You’ll tell us if the WCQ is tournament football.

          • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

            You said what has Broos achieved to be scared of…I laid it bare for you….you jumped to Cisse and Fae.

            Please show us Cisse and Fae’s records without the multitude of 5 or more white assistants they both depend on….!

            You think the people who employed them and patched them up with foreign assistants a dumb right….?!

        • Tony K 2 months ago

          Finidi will qualify Nigeria for the world cup. He will beat both Rohr and Hugo bronze in June against Benin and South Africa respectively. Hugo cannot outsmart a Finidi led SE team.

          • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

            Hahahaha….I guess the WCQ ends this June right…LMAOoo.

            I’ll be surprised if we even pick 6 points this June

      • Kenneth 2 months ago

        By now you should know he is a narcissist, why waste your energy responding to him. Don’t know if this ex-players slept with his mother that he has so much hatred for them. Justin suggest he go and watch his former white boss in Benin republic or better still watch south Africa. Or go hang transformer for all we care.

        • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

          Hahahaha…..nashishit eleyin katafu….at least explayers are the ones who slept with my mother, she must be a lady of class.

          It’s lot like your mother who was raped by a gorilla to produce an animal like you…..LMAOoo.

          Everybody is here dropping their own 1 cent of comments…Okponu is too daft and cannot make sensible comments other than to follow Dr.Drey up and down like latrine flies….LMAOoo.

          I am not a fool like you who follow explayers around like dogs….LMAOoo. We have suffered enough in their hands and only blind idiots like you still have faith in those incompetent rookies

  • Dr Banks 2 months ago

    Finidi only have a UEFA A Licence.
    The UEFA A Licence is one level below the UEFA Pro Licence and allows holders to be head coaches of youth teams up to age 18, reserve teams (also known as ‘B’ teams) for top-flight clubs, and men’s professional second-tier clubs.

    The CAF A License, which is equivalent to UEFA Pro License is a strict requirement by CAF for coaches to be eligible to be in the technical area in an official CAF competition. If you guys remember recently, he wasn’t allowed to be on the bench during Eyimba CAF Champions league match against Al-Ahly Benghazi.

    “CAF Head of Safety and Security, Dr. Christian Emeruwa has clarified why Enyimba’s Head Coach, Finidi George and his assistant, Coach Yemi ‘Yema’ Olarewaju were not allowed to sit on the club’s bench during their CAF Champions League matches against Al-Ahly Benghazi.

    Despite possessing UEFA A and UEFA C licenses, both coaches did not have the necessary licences required by CAF to be on the sidelines with Emeruwa emphasising the importance of complying with CAF’s licensing regulations”.

    So NFF Technical Team and NFF are bunch of Low life Scavengers who are not fit for purpose at all.

  • Guys, The good news is that home based players will have a place in the Super Eagles.
    Same way Sunday Mba, Geoffrey Obaibama and others were discovered by Keshi. Not forgetting that Finidi himself was a local Shacks of Port Harcourt player when Westeroff discovered him.
    So Finidi should look inwards and get lads from the local league to compliment the current squad.

    • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

      The more reason Nigerians should kiss the 2026 WC goodbye….LMAOoo

      I bet we will not even finish as one of 4 best losers to be drawn into play-offs to determine the sole CAF representative that will qualify for another inter-confederation play-offs involving 6 teams to decide the last two FIFA World Cup berths

      • Emecco 2 months ago

        Bro, why are you concluding so fast? there are many factors that could determine the outcome of matches? inasmuch as there are not many pointers that show that Finidi would succeed, there are also no glaring evidence that prove that he would certainly fail. Finidi is actually untested in International football coaching, just like Cisse, Song or Fae, before being picked by Senegal, Camerooon & CIV, respectively. What the 3 had before their plum jobs were illustrious playing carers just like Finidi, Cisse now has an Afcon Siver and Gold, Fae has an Afcon Gold while Song qualified Cameroon for the World cup by pulling a rare stunt in Algeria even after losing the first leg of their final play offs in Douala. I know how many forumites predicted a first round exit for the SE at the last Afcon only to finally eat their words when the SE zoomed to the finals. I would have agreed with you if you were just having doubt on the SE going tru to the next World cup , But for you to be categorically state that Finidi will fail even without playing the first game is far from being objective. From my last check, we were not paired in the same group with Morocco, Egypt, Senegal Algeria ,CIV etc but with inferior teams ( on paper) like Zimbabwe, Benin ,Rwanda, Lesotho & SA, I can bet, even if yours sincerely were the SE coach (lol), Nigeria would never finish below the 2nd place.

        • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

          Go and do more research.

          Cisse, Fae and Song all handled junior teams, and were long term deputies before being given the top jobs. And when they were all given the job, a plethora of foreign coaching assistants were given to them. They were merely figureheads. It will be interesting to see what they can do without their foreign assistants. Even Belmadi bombed heavily after the Algerian FA stripped him.of his harem of French assistants and replaced them with Mahjed Bougerra and Co.

          Finidi has only a total of 3 years senior coaching experience. He has no xpatriate foreign assistants…and it’s a given that the assistants that would be named for him would not be better than him….so where should I draw confidence from…?

          A man whose best foot forward was the depressing show we saw in the last fifa window is the one I should put my life on the line for…? No…I want to live longer and at least see my grandkids b4 I die.

          It’s bad enough the finidi evokes no confidence….it’s worse that someone is suggesting the use of homebased players at this critcal time. At this time when we are playing catchup and should be all guns blazing is when we should be using the SE to give homebased confidence…?

          We saw this same finidi with the biggest and richest club in Nigeria playing in CAF CL and AFL this season….their display was worse than a pandemic. Finidi could not hold his own against the rest of the continent with probably the most talented squad in the Nigerian league, so where is the guarantee he can hold his own even with the quality of players we have in the SE…?

          Did we have Brazil and Germany in our group when we didn’t qualify for 2006 WC…..or did we have France and Argentina to face when the worst Ghana team in half a century booted us out of the 2022 WC…? Why then should it be the quality of the teams in our group we should bank on.

          Yes….finidi has not played a game….but I’ve watch finidi coached teams face opposition of equal strength and I didnt just see him dominating.

          My advice to anyone who doesn’t want to die untimely like those who died during the last AFCON is to no expect anything from the SE for now.

          Expectations is the mother of dissapointment.

          I’ll be the happiest man on earth if he can serve me another humble pie.

          • Kenneth 2 months ago

            Have you died since you were watching PE teacher next door. Oga go hang transformer if you can’t stand finidi style of coaching. Radarada

          • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

            Hahahaha….that PE teacher is 100 times better than the incompetent below average bunch calling themselves explayers.

            That ordinary PE teacher never gave us cause for worry during qualifiers like these. It would have been a sure banker that we will be in the world cup if the PE teacher was SE coach….!

            Òde arindin omo. Please explain to us the Finidi’s so-called “style” if he has any.

            Wretched slave, Don’t worry, when your mother dies of heart failure when we fail to qualify for the WC, you will come back here to beg for financial help to foot her funeral….LMAOoo

  • Oakfield 2 months ago

    Now, real biz starts. The nff wanted a ‘humble’ and calm person Who they can toss around like a toy and they got exactly what were looking for in the person of finidi as revommended and sponsored by Amaju himself. Mr picnic and his gang will have their hands round his balls now. He has been appointed to do their bidding and when they are done with him, he’d be tossed out like a rag. Ask eguavon and he’ll explain to u very much better. Even eguavon is more qualified than this dude. It is a pity how lowly every sector in this country has collapsed. Even the football wey we dey use hold body has been infiltrated by these wicked, evil, good for nothing crooks. It is a pity! Very soon, you’d see academy players and good for nothing npfl players being invited to the national team. Brown envelops Would be exchanged for shirts to the detriment our football and innocent light hearted nigerians. They said rohr was bad, pesero was poor and now someone that has ‘nothing’ to show for in his cv has been made the head coach of super eagles. We are finished!

  • chuks haifa 2 months ago

    I can bet my neck out that Nigeria will qualify for the worldcup. Coaches don’t play football. If you get the best coach in the world and the players don’t believe in themselves, you ar wasting your time. This world cup qualification is between the players and world cup. Not between the coach and worldcup. These set of players will decide amongst themselves if they want to go to the world cup or not. If the players have a meeting amongst themselves and decide that nothing will stop them from going to the worldcup, i repeat nothing will stop them. A united winning team with a poor coach is better than a good coach with a team that does not believe in themselves. These set of super eagles with Troost Ekong marshalling and motivating them is a winning team. Without a coach, this team will qualify with self confidence, hardwork and self belief.

    • @ Chuks Haifa….

      Don’t quit this page when the expectations fail….. don’t quit this forum when the unthinkable happen…..

      We’ve seen it from afar….. Nigeria can’t defeat south Africa under Broose to the ticket…..

      Rohr will only do us a favor by dashing or gifting 4 or 6 points to Nigeria based on the love he has for Nigerian players.

      South Africans are very happy that Nigeria finally settled for an indigenous coach…..

      If FINIDI pull the plug over south Africa, then I’ll be his number one fan, but for now we’re out of the WC even before the blast of the whistle.

      Past incident has proven that NIGERIA always fail in situations like this.

      Look at the 2022 world cup that eguavoen squandered because of greed….

      Zero your expectations for your safety.
      Thanks

  • KangA 2 months ago

    There’s something I don’t understand. With all the wealth in Nigeria the country cannot afford $100k/month to pay a skilled world-class foreign coach to manage the SE for at least two years? 

    When one minister csn embezzle $100 million of taxpayers money at the scratch of a pen? And the stupendous theft gets passed under the carpet for political expediency?

    Nigeria is not a poor country! We are poor in spirit and are saddled with wicked, selfish visionless leaders.

    Goodbye WCQ. 
    MMW (mark * *)

  • Bestsports 2 months ago

    Does finidi have a certificate for this job? Uefa pro? That alone is proof of a low level grade coach that our Jamboree Nff members and technical committee empty brains have employed! For finidi to come and coach or teach what he don’t know abi? What an environment flowing with incompetence! Nff president gasua is a puppet to amaju pinnick! Amaju pinnick is still running that Nff federation! Alot of Nigeria coach or ex international have acquired uefa pro but didn’t our highly and hugely incapably incompetent Nff president and whole bodies know them? That they have failed to recognise competent but they choose incompetency like they themselves! Forget success Nigeria people, Forget the next world cup because of Nff president yet again! Na thunder and fire go fire amaju pinnick and this Jamboree Nff gasua! Our Nff is a joke!

  • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

    NFF rig this one like Nigeria election. They have shared CAF money and settled for Finidi long ago who they can offer penny as said by Pinnick on Arise tv YouTube channel. These NFF men intentionally shortlisted funny coaches including their enemy Amuneke who they can not toss around. Now you people will understand why we even wanted Amuneke in the first place. NFF had already long prepared us for this unveiling but they know it will sink in better when the announcement comes in later then they’ll say we only have short time. Remember we said this long ago after Pinnick went on interview at Arsie tv. Finidi might succeed but that’s if he is allowed to work by Pinnick and not influence players on him.

  • Shai! Who do NFF?

    Make I watch the drama.

    South Africa will be celebrating with this appointment.

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