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Friendly Games Against Ghana, Mali Crucial For Us –Super Eagles Coach, Finidi

Friendly Games Against Ghana, Mali Crucial For Us  –Super Eagles Coach, Finidi

Super Eagles interim head coach, Finidi George, has said the two friendly games against Ghana and Mali are crucial for the team.

Finidi will take charge of the Super Eagles in the two friendly games which will hold in Marrakech, Morocco following the exit of Jose Peseiro.

The Eagles will take on Ghana on 22 March and on 26 March they will face Mali.

Speaking after the team’s first training session, Finidi said the players will give the two games the seriousness it deserves.

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“We want to make them proud,” Finidi said on NFF TV. “AFCON is gone so this are two games that are very crucial for Nigeria so we will take it seriously and get the best out of this games.”

The former Nigeria international was assistant to Peseiro and will now be in charge for the double header ties.

Looking ahead to his first game in charge, he said:”As a coach there’s responsibility and that’s what we do, have to be calm and do the job and do it properly because a lot of Nigerians are watching.”

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  • Edoman 3 weeks ago

    At least, Finidi is far superius to Amuneke. Nigerians should support him if he lives up to his ratings and should he be confirmed. God forbid Amuneke getting the plum job.

    • Omo9ja 3 weeks ago

      So you just don’t want to see Amunike who made it to afcon with less potential team but you prefer Finidi who was sitting with coach Paseiro without any help?

      Mind you my old friend, Amunike is ahead of Finidi and Paseiro in terms of experience and achievements.

      Amunike will be in charge of the Super Eagles wether you and your colleagues like it or not.

      Amunike is over qualified to lead the Super Eagles to the promised land we have been praying for.

      NFF have no choice this time around if they want to keep their job.

      I love Finidi too but it is turn by turn. It is Amunike’s turn. There’s nothing you can do about it but to support the wisdom man.

      A well calming man, smart thinking, technical and tactical, sound with man management skills. Just name it, Amunike has it all.

      You are feeling it now that Amunike is close to take our darling Super Eagles to another level. Please we need your support.

      Let’s welcome Amunike because
      we believe in him. Did you hear that? I said “we”. Because most of us have agreed
      that Amunike is the man for the job. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

      • Abdul 3 weeks ago

        Egbon, e gbadun. Who do you even think you are? If Amunike doesn’t get the job, kelo pokun so. Mo rope ara yin o ya. Nonsense.

      • Helius 3 weeks ago

        Na dis “turn by turn” mentality put us for dis mess in our country and u dey hia dey say na amunike turn, oga u 4 tok am in yoruba ni make e make mor sense.

        • John-1 3 weeks ago

          If a P.E coach like Peseiro, Eguavoen and Siasia could coach Eagles, Amunike can. What reputation and experience did Cisse of Senegal have over Amunike when he was appointed Senegalese coach? Ghana just reappointed Otto Addo whose biggest achievement was playing two draws against Nigeria and qualifying via away goal rule.

          I repeat, Amunike is a former BBC and African Footballer of the year. He scored title winning goals for Nigeria. He also scored against Italy, a goal that should’ve sent Nigeria into World Cup Quaterfinal before Oliseh and Eguavoen came up with their madness. He is also the first Nigerian to play for FC Barcelona but persistent injuries impeded his great career. He has wealth of experience from playing the game and Spanish coaching background.

  • Fatlee Okosun 3 weeks ago

    Let me First of all congratulate coach Finidi for this opportunity. However, Super Eagles work isn’t a walk in the park therefore be ready for the task ahead. Meanwhile my selected lineup for Friday’s game is:


    Omerua, Ajayi, Bassey, Semilu Collins

    Yusuf, Frank Iwobi

    Simon and Lookman

    This set of players will do the job on Ghana and Mali

    • NDIDI cannot be benched by Yusuf is that some sort of Insult or What? Abeg Jare!

      • Ipetu Madu 3 weeks ago

        @Ugo, Ndidi no too sabi. Let Yusuf take his place.

        • Lol good Joke Ipetu I will take that with a pinch of Salt. Even Frank Onyeka is second to Ndidi in that team You don’t believe me watch and see na . SOme of you Fans on here are just completely clueless please I mean that in good faith.

          • Tristan 3 weeks ago

            How many times does Ndidi show up to play for SE? Any time SE have a crucial match or is involved in tournaments Ndidi is injured. Ndidi has the worst record for absences from the SE in the last 2 years.
            I know it isn’t his fault if he’s injured, but you can’t build a coherent team around an injury-prone midfielder who is consistently absent. Yusuf is eager and keen let him play, it’s a friendly not a competitive match.
            SE can no longer rely on Ndidi, at crucial moments he’ll not turn up, better to develop his replacements.

        • John-1 3 weeks ago

          Which Yusuf? Lol. Na so una dey start

  • Blessed 3 weeks ago

    Congrats coach, God blesses.

  • @edoma, is correct based on records mostly at club level performance. Finidi Enyimba, an African club side to glory
    @Okosun, your list is okay as we can only wait on Finidi now.

  • Edison Echede 3 weeks ago

    Up coachie, Up Super. Let’s go there!

  • Sorhe Salami 3 weeks ago

    Good look coach.

  • HassanT 3 weeks ago

    Shee awa eyes don clear now? Time for fans to give our side genuine support to win the next Afcon, wc and friendlies.

  • who is the replacement for the Injured Players, Awoniyi, Osho, Ebuehi and Osimhen. Is NFF not planing to replace these players????

    • Ipetu Madu 3 weeks ago

      Good question @Ugo. Chukwueze to replace Awoniyi, Ozornwafor to replace Osho, Duru for Ebuehi and Josh Maja for Osihmen.

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