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Finidi Capable Of Qualifying Eagles For 2026 World Cup -Aikhoumogbe

Finidi Capable Of Qualifying Eagles For 2026 World Cup  -Aikhoumogbe

Former Nigerian international, Andrew Aikhoumogbe believes Super Eagles coach, Finidi George can qualify Nigeria to the 2026 World Cup if he gets the right support.

Recall that last week Monday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced Finidi as the new senior national team handler after the departure of Jose Peseiro.

However, in a chat with Completesports.com, Aikhoumogbe stated that Finidi’s understanding of the players having been there as an assistant will create a soft landing for him in terms of players selection.


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“I feel very happy for Finidi George on his appointment as the Super Eagles head coach. This appointment calls for more hardwork from him because a lot will be expected from him.

“But then, I believe with the right support, Finidi will get the job done in terms of qualifying the Super Eagles to the 2026 World Cup. That is his major priority and I also believe that he will deliver.”

The three-time African champions are yet to record a win in the qualifiers after drawing their opening two games against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

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  • JULIET 1 month ago

    The way Finidi’s face looks like dulling/mumu, can he handle super eagle team? Because when a face is looking like a mumu, that is what contributed why 99% of Nigeria hated LADAN BOSSO.
    Finidi’s face doesn’t look at vibrant/charisma that is fully ready for the job.
    And I can suggest that is one of the reasons some players shun his hands shake against Mali friendly game.

    • D player go take God grace to reavh F9nidi leave once foot all us concern

    • Awe Daniel 1 month ago

      Better all stakeholders start working now. What was lacking in the last afcon, where do we need to look for new players to fill. Give advice and suggestion to the new coach. The reporters too have a role to play by way of scouting for players for Finidi.

      • You are right on point and if you had read @OseOdion, he wants the players, coach Finidi, NFF T.D. to give us a breakdown because of time. He also said something on being objective as our guide.

  • Charles Ndanga 1 month ago

    What’s in a face if i may ask? One good thing about the Nigerian Head Coach is that he hasn’t been redundant like them Oliseh. So, lets be optimistic going forward after all, we are no fake Nigerians and can’t be chatting unlike.

  • Oseodion Inegbenebor 1 month ago

    Andrew hasn’t said anything different from what some of us said immediately the NFF unveilled George Finidi as Super Eagles substantive Head Coach.

    However, the focus is now on the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers resuming against the South Africa and Benin Republic in June.

    Time is too short otherwise, the team needs some tune up friendly games against even local club sides in where they will be camping, that’s where you learn something.

    Even the games at Afcon and the recent friendlies really helped the boys understand themselves better and also make their chances bigger to qualify for the WC, so, nobody should nurse any fear but be objective. It’s a huge plus to Coach Finidi, and an area he must leverage on. And this is where the players and their handlers, including the NFF Technical Department have to focus on, we have to focus to be in the world cup.

    Finidi/the NFF Technical Director should unveil us with the timelines of their preparation in due course. It would enable the fans make input in form of expressing themselves and also contribute towards the success of the team.

  • pompei 1 month ago

    You pipo should free Finidi.
    His face may look like he is constipated, but he squeezed his face because his brain is working. He is plotting the downfall of our opponents.
    We shall overcome.

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