Finidi Not The Problem Of Super Eagles –Chris Green

Finidi Not The Problem Of Super Eagles –Chris Green

Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board member, Christopher Green, has said Super Eagles head coach Finidi George is not to blame for the team’s woes.

The Eagles are on the brink of missing out on another World Cup no thanks to their poor campaign in the qualifiers, where they’ve recorded three draws and a loss.

After four games in Group C, the Eagles are in fifth place on three points, four points behind leaders Rwanda.

Following the team’s poor performance in the qualifiers, the Executive Committee of NFF held an emergency meeting on Wednesday where some resolutions were made.

Top among the resolutions is the appointment of an expatriate Technical Adviser for the Super Eagles in the coming weeks.

Also Read: NFF To Appoint Technical Adviser For Super Eagles

Reacting to the idea of employing an expatriate Technical Adviser, Green said he is not in support.

“I’m not in support of a foreign coach for now, if they had brought a foreign coach before this time or when Peseiro was going, it would have been a different thing because the foreign coach would have come as an expatriate,” he said on Brila FM.

“An expatriate is a person you get from outside when you cannot get that kind of person in the country and basically it’s just for result so what they have done to Finidi is not right.

“What support did they give Finidi George? You appointed Finidi George less than one month before crucial matches and you expect him to do magic. Finidi George is not the problem.”

Green also pointed out that if the expatriate coach doesn’t get the expected would he be fired.

He added:”he expatriate they want to get now, when he comes in and plays a draw and loses a game will he be sacked.”

The Eagles will be back in the World Cup qualifiers in March when they will take on Rwanda and Zimbabwe.

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  • MONKEY POST 1 month ago

    FINIDI is not the PROBLEM…


    Where are they getting all this people to INTERVIEW from…they should have at least interviewed UGO IWUNZE another TRIBAL BIGOT who believed AHMED MUSA is the problem of the SE…now wey Dem no call Ahmed Musa nko??? Hahahaha sick people everywhere….

    • Clueless Nigerians hahahahahahahahahah!. Musa is not Needed Musa career is over he don’t even have a club. Coaching is the Problem Dead brain. So yo think Gernot Rohr is the only coach who can defeat Finidi’s tactics? lol you are as dumbas you alias. @MONKEY GOAT, I still dont know which country or tribe you originate from but, I am sure you are not Nigerian. Anyway it is simple We all complained about Peseiro’s tactics in AFCON so what was the sense in employing Finidi for Continuity when we wanted the team to play differently to park the bus Tactics we all saw that Peseiro used this as he is not savy enough to read a game like a Hugo Broos or Herve Renard.

      Nigeria needed a coach like I said that would have come with Fresh Ideas and a Wholistic approach and doesn’t need 2 years to know his players, Finidi still doesn’t know the strengths and weakness of this team how do I know?, Well his team sheets and substitutions, Neither did Peseiro.

      Nigeria Failed when they did not employ thebest quality coach which Nigeria Deserved instead they settled and blew this lie of continuity which after the heart attack of Semi’s in AFCON and the frustration of watching a Final for the first time at least in my life a FInal where one Team( Nigeria) came to defend and had zero initiative. Which Football Administration would fire that coach and employ the person who was moulded by that coach lol, Funny country indeed!.

      I know you won’t understand my reason because you are a block head. In Simple Layman’s terms @MONKEY HEGOAT, NIGERIA NEEDS HERVE RENARD (2 TIME AFCON CHAMP). A Team Like Nigeria Deserves the best coach to lead them any thing less is NFF short handing us. So no better than Herve Renard. this has nothing to do with Rohr or Musa (both Rightly not with SE anymore) it has to do with poor coaching Simple!

      • I remember telling you or someone else last year that our Problem in this group is not Rohr or SA or Benin, OUR PROBLEM IS HUGO BROOS!!… AND any thing less than a proven champion to match his tactics is a waste of time. Hugo Broos has found a team that plays to the strength of his coaching ability they are playing like Man City now.

        IF Nigeria know that they won’t employ a coach on the level of Herve Renard, they better stick to Finidi, as we will be wasting our time and resources

    • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

      Hahahahaha…..Ahmed Musa was indeed the problem of the SE…..LMAOoo

      According to this ‘ewu-nze’, Ahmed Musa being captain of the SE was bringing the team bad luck and even causing injuries to the players……LMAOOo. Wilfred Ndidi even intentionally pulled out of 2023 AFCON to protest the injustice of Musa’s presence in the team (according to that pathological liar)…..LMAOOoo.

      Now that Ndidi his tin-god has been handed the armband good luck has started manifesting in the team….no wonder we now lose to even Benin republic…..LMAOoo

      • MONKEY POST 1 month ago

        Hahahaha DR DREY don’t mind that sick fellow @UGO IWUNZE…he even once said if they can stop inviting Musa, retrieve the captain arm band from him and give it to NDIDI then the problem of the SE will be over…

      • Helius 1 month ago

        Ugo ewundinze get point o 4 wetin him talk above if you add d point to our point tally we get 4 points hehehe

  • Chidi 1 month ago

    Criminals see them they are back again trying to defend mediocre,shame on you all Finidi failed period he was giving the job based on continuity in the first place so saying he was appointed 1month is laughable I advise Nff to do away with all these eagles of 94 de are all coaches of doom all of them are presently jobless once the SE seat is vacant they will start jostling for the job,no more indigenous coach for now period,Finidi should be sacked or he will frustrate the new TA with his gang

  • Finidi is the problem. Yes, the boys drew with south Africa but shouldn’t be losing to Benin republic.

    Finidi was an assistant to Peseiro and didn’t need time to hit the ground running. He already knew the players.

    His list was abysmal and he seems not to command the respect of the players. Plus, he doesn’t have the experience at this level yet. He should have started with age-grade football first.

    Imagine players reporting late to camp, some pulling out with flimsy excuses and this is supposed to be a world cup qualifier.

  • If Finidi George had been employed as part of a long term project to achieve distant targets, then one could have overlooked the poor results. But he was employed to achieve short term gains and he simply was not the right candidate for that.

    Again, Finidi got us believing in our midfield again; he got the team to play attractive football and he brought out the best in Nwabili as a Keeper-Sweeper. But ultimately, he imperiled our world cup qualification hopes by not fashioning out at least 2 points out of 6. So for that his demotion is justified.

    Anyone who says there were no positives to take from Finidi’s short stint is being unreasonable.

    I think he should instantly be tasked with the responsibility of raising a formidable U-23 team to qualify for the 2028 Olympic football games in Los Angeles. Now, that is a long term project that would afford Finidi margins of error.

    But qualification for the 2026 world cup left Finidi with zero margin for error.

  • Supatemmy 1 month ago

    This wan look like someone who is drunk on something strong, Finidi is the problem

  • Finidi George, if you are reading this, please try to inject your team with a bit more discipline. Ensure you have leaders on the pitch. Learn how to use tactical shenanigans to get under the skins of your opponents. Benin players tried to get under the skin of Nwabili and also used chicanery to edge out Bassey.

    Finidi, please be respectful of the opposition. You cannot just expect to impose your play on opponents without expecting repercussions.

    It was not ‘luck’ the gave Benin and South Africa valuable points. It was tactical intuition and perception.

    Thanks for the brand of play but it lack enough depth to manufacture wins. You are currently tactically shallow.

    But the building blocks are there and Finidi, you will one day bring smiles to the faces of fans.

    But this appointment came too early for you and there were just not enough tools in your tactical toolbox at the moment to surmount the world cup qualification hurdle before you.

  • Larry 1 month ago

    Finidi is baking sbreaking news!!

    Finidi said the Napoli striker could still have managed to play these matches,” SCORENigeria was told.

    “The coach will go on to say that it appears that Osimhen chooses the games he plays for Nigeria and he cannot beg him to play for his country.”

    The former Enyimba coach also bemoaned the complete breakdown of discipline in the team and was totally disappointed with how the players strolled into training camp for the crucial World Cup qualifiers.

    He said many of these players have the backing of some powerful NFF Board members and that it became increasingly difficult to sanction them because he would often be warned that a player “belonged” to a certain “big man”.

    • Larry 1 month ago

      According to Samm Audu (scorenigeria)

      It is becoming clearer why some serial underperformers and inactive players get selected ahead of better options..
      The time is ripe to overhaul the team with talented ones..
      There is nothing wrong in bringing back an active Balogun in defence along with Ekong, Aina, and
      Zaidu..Bassey needs to step up..
      Add Osho, Okoli, Frederick, Ogbu, and Ogwuche.
      Go after Ehibizue, and Adarabioyo,
      At this point, there is nothing new to expect from Ndidi and Iwobi.
      The MF for now should be Yusuf, Onyedika, and Fisayo., give opportunities to club active ones like Tom Bashiru, Samson Tijani, Daga, and
      the boy in Tunisia..
      Chukwueze, Kelechi, Moffi, and Onuachu are not team.players and most have depreeciated in value..
      The attack should be filled with the top valuable players..
      Boni,Osi, Lookman, Awo, Tella,
      Try to lure Solanke, Noni, and the big man in La liga..
      With an experienced foreign coach, this team will be the best ever assembled .

  • This Chris Green of a guy and wahala….no be today. He is a confusionist. To think this clown was an NFF board member in the past! The present board members are cut from the same cloth. Simply clueless. We need better quality administrators in the Glass House.

  • @yaboah M that is why I always have problem with him.one minute he pretend to be here the next he will be somewhere else. Imagine saying there is positive in his short stint abeg which positive? When someone almost lost at home and lost to Benin for the first time in history on a neutral ground.

    • Tayo,

      I couldn’t give a shit about you or what you think about me. Do you think I care about the nonsense you write?

      Yes I believe there are positives to take from Finidi’s short stint. If it offends you, tough! Then stop reading my write ups, just like I stopped reading and responding to your contributions long ago.

    • Or is it by force to read my contributions? Mr Man, please stay in your lane.

      Thank you.

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