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NFF Settled For Finidi Due To Financial Constraint –Ikpeba

NFF Settled For Finidi Due To Financial Constraint –Ikpeba

Former Nigerian international, Victor Ikpeba has finally disclosed why the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) settled for Finidi George as the head coach of the Super Eagles.

Recall that on Monday, Finidi was announced as the next coach to take over from Jose Peseiro after leading the team to the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, where the team finished in second place.

However, speaking on Monday Night Football on Super Sports, Ikpeba, who was among the technical committee that recommended Finidi, stated that the NFF settled for him because of financial constraint.

“Firstly, I want to congratulate Finidi George on his appointment as the Super Eagles coach. However, it was a difficult task because we (technical committee)  initially wanted a foreign manager. 

 

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“However, we settled for Finidi because of the finance. It’s not like we don’t have confidence in our own coaches back home. We thought there should be continuity in the way Peseiro took the team to the final of the 2023 AFCON. So, eventually, we were guided by the NFF President to look inward.

“It’s not that we can’t afford a foreign manager, but Nigerians back home want a Nigerian coach, and that is what we have now.”

Finidi’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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  • Palmer 2 months ago

    We settled for Finidi because of finance and then Not that that we can’t afford foreign manager but Nigerians at home want our own. So which one do we take to account here ? It shows this one don’t know what he’s talking about and he happens to be a member of the technical committee? Seriously? 

    • Akunde Kwagh 2 months ago

      I saw the daftness also. They are drafts and think we are also

      So, Ikpeba the noisy one cant speak to the fans in logical sense.

    • Ezomo 2 months ago

      Lol can you imagine ? Thirdly NFF president said we should look inward. Very contradictory statement

    • Jerry 2 months ago

      That’s right he’s talking shiiiit first of all I don’t know what qualifies him to be among technical committee from the look of things he has no idea how to explain the decision they made.

    • Lawrence 2 months ago

      I concur. He was speaking from both sides of his mouth and contradicting himself.

  • Romeo 2 months ago

    This country is a joke. Forget 2026 world cup 

  • Victor Ikpeba… Hear yourself….””“However, we settled for Finidi because of the finance. It’s not like we don’t have confidence in our own coaches back home. We thought there should be continuity in the way Peseiro took the team to the final of the 2023 AFCON. So, eventually, we were guided by the NFF President to look inward.

    “It’s not that we can’t afford a foreign manager, but Nigerians back home want a Nigerian coach, and that is what we have now.” See the bunch of fools leading us….

    • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

      Lies written all over his confused statement. Such an incompetent committee decided the fate of president Nigeria. Na wa so Ikpeba is an illiterate despite all his exposure. SMH 

  • Dr Banks 2 months ago

    NFF – NO FUTURE FELICITATIONS for us fans 

  • Oga ikpeba what kind of grammar u dey speak, you don’t have money for foreign coach, same time not dat u don’t have money. We no go talk yet until we don’t qualify for worldcup then u go understand. You guys keep joking with our feelings. Look at d.pressure during Afcon and now u want to give us more stress. Why domt we Nigerians like good thing.Oga finidi we wish u luck and hope u can find a good foreign assistant to help u read games or else, get ready for Nigerians insult.

  • JimmyBall 2 months ago

    Finidi who failed recently against Mali… Nigeria is a wasteland. Congratulations to South Africa on qualifying to USA/Canada/Mexico 2026.

    Amuneke has a better qualification compared to Finidi but I think NFF settled for Finidi because he can be pushed around.

    • Emecco 2 months ago

      Same South Africa that was trashed by Rwanda??? dey play,

      • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

        Did you watch the game…NO.

        Because if you did, you would have observed that in the first half of that game when the Rwandans scored their 2 goals, it was raining heavily and the artificial turf was heavily waterlogged and SA being a team that plays “pass and move” couldn’t.

        It SA would be judged by their 2-0 loss they wouldn’t have finished 3rd place at AFCON.

        You think they are an easy fry right….go and see how they showed Algeria and their new coach real football during the last friendlies.

        For your own good, you better tone down this your blind optimism, so that when the inevitable happens you wouldn’t be too heartbroken.

        Or is it not these same set of boys a more experienced Eguavoen and 9 local coaches couldn’t use to win a 2 legged tie to qualify for the WC…?

        Is it the same team with this rookie coach you want to put your neck out for….?

        I am really not sorry for anyone who does that.

        • Chidi 2 months ago

          Mr Man keep quiet abeg, I watched the game and South Africa was nothing to write about. So don’t come here and be making a case for them. So its the waterlogged pitched that allowed them to be all over the south Africans. Dey play.

          • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

            Hahahaha….okponu omo agbere indeed you watched the game….LMAOoo….that is why you didn’t see that SA the Rwandans on their jugular in the 2nd half of that game when the rain had stopped and the pitch was a little drier.

            The same SA team that lost to Rwanda went on to nearly deny us a place in AFCON final with our 9 man defense….LMAOoo

            Were adugbo. Chidi ni oloriburuku tu n je bayi….LMAOoo

    • Adetayo Ade 2 months ago

      Exactly!My first question is “why not Amuneke!??”
      Finidi can’t handle this team..His Man-Management skill is questionable!Have we so soon forgotten the avoidable mess he created during our last friendlies!?? Have we forgotten how he was struggling with his own player for a stars’ jersey in another of our past matches!?
      For me,Super Eagles is in for another bad spell, except a Miracle happen!!!

  • John-1 2 months ago

    So losing a friendly game against Mali now means that Finidi failed? How many matches did Peseiro-Haram-football win before Afcon?

  • Richmanee 2 months ago

    Lets take it easy with Ikpeba, we all know that this man often finds it difficult to express himself in English language. Its obvious in all of his presentation on DSTV.

    So, let NFA abi na NFF self, no difference; tell us how they eventually concluded by appointing Finidi. I don tire for Niaja jare. If them like let them appoint agbero for Oshodi, na them concern. Nobody fit kill me for this country.

  • Hassan Tia 2 months ago

    I think Super Eagles should consign World Cup from up to now ; South Africa of Bafana Bafana now are laughing and they are happy for this hirining clueless and sentimental coach who hasn’t any training and coaching experience and stratigies ; Finidi has committed a disasterous errors on Mali match , when he has put Lookman and Sadiq Umar, Onyedika , Onyemaechi on reserve bench ; in this match you must put plan (b) to change the result of this match , then he hasn’t put any plan to this match that means he hasn’t any thing to do.

  • Greenturf 2 months ago

    Finidi’s super eagles played a beautiful passing football in the last window,created chances against Ghana but playing against a strong Malian side,the passing game was thwarted and we were reduced to playing from our goalpost to the centre of the pitch and this was an effortless shift for the Malians.
    Be that as it may,I want to see Finidi succeed.He’s the coach now so all my support will go towards him.My preference is a good foreign manager,it’s a shame the football authorities couldn’t get one for us.
    We shall wait until June when hostilities begins to assign Finidi

    • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

      Are you referring to the Ghana team that has not qualified from the group stage of a 24 team AFCON back-to-back and winless in 10 AFCON games…?

      Each time I try to take solace in that win, it always tastes as if it was Djibouti we played.

      • Greenturf 2 months ago

        My brother Dr.Drey,it’s sad we can’t get the coach we wanted because of sabotage by the government who wanted a local coach,we have Finidi now nothing we can do to change it,so let’s give our support and hope he makes a success of this great opportunity

    • Daniel 2 months ago

      Finidi deserve it! You can’t please people, everybody na coach for Nigeria!

    • Tim Etukouyo 2 months ago

      I think the new super Eagles Coach must hit the ground running in this renewed hope mantra. Less time for talking, more time dedicated to the job at hand. He must pick his team quickly (from the golden generation) and avoid distractions considering the limited. Good luck Nigerians!

  • Guys, The good news is that home based players will have a place in the Super Eagles.
    Same way Sunday Mba, Geoffrey Obaibana 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.

    • Richmanee 2 months ago

      Baba, why you dey yan like this?
      You ought to know that it will take much more time to integrate the local base prayers in the midst of a world cup qualifier.

      I don tire for Naija matter jare

  • Why this guy dey talk like this. Contradicting himself. Poor expression

  • Moses FTx 2 months ago

    Few weeks are just too few to assess a good coach but trust Finidi to improve on his rating. Congrats!!

  • Oakfield 2 months ago

    Lol….just look at the level of confusion already in their midst. Even this one that claims to be a member of the technical committtee is even confused, saying so many things at a time. Chei! So, which one are we gonna take??? So, you finally said you chose finidi bcs it’s what nigerians want, eh? Who told u that Nigerians wanted somebody like him with an empty cv to coach our super eagles? So, if your son was sick and u told him u wanted to get a doctor to treat him but he opted to be attended to by a carpenter, would you now go and consult a carpenter to attend to him instead of a doctor all bcs he said he wanted to be attended to by a carpenter??? I have never seen this level of daftness and stupidity in my life before. Even the ones u thought had sense are so stupid and dumb. How is finidi qualified to coach the a team so great as super eagles? What qualifications does he have? What is his experience as a national team coach??? You people are really a joke in this country. That is why, nothing is working here bcs We have stupid idiots as leaders! Bunch of foolish crooks parading themselves as administrators and ex internationals. Of all the candidates shortlisted for this Job, you went for the less qualified. Where does that happen??? Only in nigeria.

    • Chidi 2 months ago

      Yeye dey smell, shame no dey catch una, after all your hatred, Dem prove una wrong. No bother to watch the Eagles, you can burn your Tv or don’t sub till we begin to lose someday

      • Oakfield 2 months ago

        It is you that would burn your tv, your house and even yourself when the chips are down. You think today’s football is all about sentiments? Employing the least qualified to handle a job that is bigger than him. E go all happen here for all of you mediocres to see. Ndi ara!

        • agbo chimezie 2 months ago

          Fools every where,I can qualify Nigeria to world cup and believe Finidi can qualify Nigeria, inexperience ivory coast assistance coach won Afcon,we paid huge amount of money to Lagaback during 2010 world cup still we played nothing,if you like pay Mourinho billions of Dollars to coach Nigeria he will still fail, our problem in this country is badbelle people that always wish our own to fail but Finidi will put all of them to shame, wicked people that want Nigeria to pay 80thousand dollars to foreigner that knows next to nothing about Nigeria football

          • Oakfield 2 months ago

            If u own a company and you placed an advert for a manager, would u even look at finidi let alone consider him to run your company considering the scanty nature of his CV??? Pls, be objective with your answer. Tell me why you’d employ him ahead of others with better qualifications and experience.

        • Chidi 2 months ago

          Why he dey pain you? Why i go burn myself over wetin, Na you get bad belle, you can’t stomach seeing a rival in a privileged position. You can neglect to watch the eagles matches i dont give a heck.

          • Oakfield 2 months ago

            I can see you’re looking for relevance. U ain’t gonna get it ….

  • Vincent Atungela 2 months ago

    Regardless the format used in this stead, what I want to say is that few weeks are just too few to assess a good coach but trust Finidi to improve on his rating.

  • Sammy 2 months ago

    Goodbye to world cup 2026 ticket. My pain is that this generation of our current super eagles will not have the opportunity to play at the 2026 world cup. By this appointment, we have lost it to South Africa. Even AFCON ticket too is hanging in the balance.

    • Ley Patson 2 months ago

      Sorry o but ya letter writing candidate can still try after Finidiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii’s four years contract.

      • Samuel 2 months ago

        Amuniki would have been very old by then.

      • Adeoye 2 months ago

        4 years contract as Super Eagles Coach??? Who told you? The highest Finidi gets is 2yrs after which Amuneke or any of his assistance will take over.

  • Moses FTx 2 months ago

    Absolutely, Vincent!!

  • Samuel Otakom Alobo 2 months ago

    I Think it was a good decision to have Finidi as the super Eagles Coach.

    For me that was the best decision made by the NFF.

    Pls let’s ignore what Ikpeba said.It was quite embarrassing what he said about George, like down playing him.

    Was Keshi not a local or Nigeria Coach?.Did he not win the nation Cup.?Did he not use home base eagles?As a matter of fact the guy that scored the winning goal against Boakina Faso was an home base play(Mbah) so what is the problem?.

  • 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 are 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 good coach, this team will qualify with self confidence, hardwork and self belief.

  • Edoman 2 months ago

    No matter how you look at it, with Finidi, forget all about the World cup. It is over. Eguevoen is far better than Finidi. As the respected Dr drey rightly described him, Finidi is a rookie who should not be made to coach our Bendal Insurance. Finidi don’t even know what he is doing when you look how he managed the team vs Mali match.
    Let me say it again, you can quote me in the future. Forget all about the World Cup

    • Our own Eguavoen appointed we own George Finidi as S.E coach to coach the S.E…LMFAO

  • Papafem 2 months ago

    When I saw Pinnick throwing his weight behind Finidi the other day for the gig, I knew straight off that the dude will get the job because that Warri guy still has a tight grip on Gusau and his men. And seeing Amuneke’s mafia-style campaign to get the job, something told me that guy would lose out because that move actually had the NFF excos squirming in their seats, no doubt. So yeah, congrats to Finidi on snagging the job.

    But ive got this to say: this pick leaves me scratching my head! I mean, the Super Eagles ain’t some playground for rookies. Finidi’s CV is thinner than a wafer for this kind of gig. And did you catch those last few matches against Ghana and Mali? Finidi’s trying to overhaul the team’s style, pushing for more possession, no more of those long balls and resolute defending is a tall order, especially with the matches against Benin and South Africa so so close. How on earth does he want to perfect this strategy before then without his players making very costly mistakes?

    And don’t get me started on how 6 invited players clocked zero minutes in the matches against Ghana and Mali. Those guys were really hurt and they challenged their coach, according to reports. What does that tell you, dudes? Something’s brewing there already and may come back to haunt Finidi real bad in the course of this job. I really commensurate with him.

    Again, under this man, fans should brace themselves for some unfamiliar faces on the roster, probably pushed by the bigwigs who helped him land the job. Again, get ready for an influx of local lads too, who, qualified or not, will find their way into the national team as long as they have agents who can pay for invites. Afterall, the local league must grow. No be so? Oh, lest i forget; the discipline? Yeah, that’s gonna be a serious headache. Our players haven’t exactly been model citizens when it comes to respecting our local coaches, and Finidi is one! So sad.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we start hearing whispers about bribes for call-ups. And let’s not forget the internal squabbles over tactics and lineup. Plus, late arrivals to camp, and rule-breaking left, right, and center. What of everyone and their grandma in the dressing room offering tactical gems during halftime pep talks, especially when we’re taking a beating. Not sure our Ajax great has the balls to put that in check.

    So, for our mind, we dey pin our hopes on Finidi to secure us a spot in the FIFA World Cup after this terrible, lackluster start? Have the higher-ups conveniently forgotten the mess under Eguaveon’s reign? And if, by some miracle, we even make it to the big dance, Finidi’s the one they expect to lead us to the quarterfinals or even snatch the cup? I’m laughing in Spanish. It’s like we’re cursed with making boneheaded decisions at every level of leadership, including at the NFF, trust me. This appointment is a big testament, a very big risk if I must say!

    Rohr’s unjust axing in the middle of qualifying was bad enough, but then we bring in Eguaveon like he’s some kind of saviour. Peseiro cane too with his regimented approach to tactics. And surprise, surprise, we’re still stuck in the same rut. It’s a vicious cycle, mates.

    See, if we make anything out of this appointment, it’s a big bonus. But as a patriot, I’ll be optimistic, but I’ve promised myself never to get sick again over SEs issues again. Never! Enough us enough.

    • Peter Ubi 2 months ago

      That na the reason why we advised Eguavoen to reject Amuneke’s application. You know Eguavoen is actually the head coach at the pedal and comfortably driving everything. Meanwhile, high time we began to look into our next match against the boys the boys of South Africa going forward.

    • Patrick 2 months ago

      The major lesson Nigerians will learn from this decision is the extent of maladministrion, nepotism , incompetence,stupidity and lack of vision in nff. If nff was an organised set up with intelligent and focused officials it would have engaged a competent foriegn coach to work with finidi. The south African football association like thier Algerian and camerounian counterpart were able to get foriegn coaches to coach thier national teams because they have vision and plans for thier national teams. When you have a bunch of selfish , ignorant and incompetent officials you can hardly make any progress in sport. If benin republic can engage our former coach as thier coach then nff should bury thier head in shame for giving us this lame excuse that it lacked finances to employ a foreign coach. If we fail to qualify for the next world cup even fifa would not be in a position to save the current board of nff. The same ministry of sport will get rid of gusau and the board.

    • @papafemi

      I’m sorry for coming in,but you where among those that yearned for indigenous coach, how suddenly have you realize that FINIDI GEORGE can’t take us to the promise land?

      I’m not and i will never be against the idea of hiring our ex internationals as super eagles coach, the problem is, how competent are these our ex???

      The likes of late keshi, amodu, even onigbinde proved their Worth in CAF competitions before coming to handle the super eagles, but this new generation of ex internationals aren’t interested in proving themselves elsewhere, all they want is super eagles job.

      A living dog is better than a dead Lion….. Preferring uncertainty over certainty is quite absurd……

      Sunday OLISEH I know, YUSUF the bribe collector I know, Samson siasia I know and even our serial failure that has refused to grow his coaching career Amunike I know….. Who is FINIDI GEORGE???

      The end shall surely tell.

      • Papafem 2 months ago

        I@UBFE, Bro, I’ve never been the biggest fan of Nigerian coaches. Except maybe for Stephen Keshi – that dude worked wonders in Togo and Nigeria. If he were still around, I’d be leading the charge for his comeback. Siasia’s cool too, especially with what he pulled off at the junior levels. And Amodu Shaibu? Not too shabby either; he always came through with some decent results. So yeah, those three stand out in a sea of mediocrity.

        But let’s talk turkey here – there’s a whole saga of challenges that come with hiring a Nigerian coach. I’ve ranted about this like three times on this platform already, but it’s worth repeating. We’re talking about interference from the bigwigs (that wouldn’t touch foreign coaches with a ten-foot pole), players treating the coach like he’s yesterday’s leftovers, questionable tactical moves (Keshi and Amodu were a mixed bag on this), and the NFF acting like the annoying neighbor who won’t turn down their music.

        Remember Randy Waldrum speaking up before the last WWC? Now that guy’s got guts. He even challenged the NFF to give an accout of the money FIFA gave the team for world cup preparation! Wow! No Nigerian coach would dare pull that stunt for fear of getting the boot faster than you can say ‘World Cup.’ But Waldrum? He’s still chilling with the team, ready to drop truth bombs left and right. Props to him.

        And let’s not forget our ex-Nigerian coaches who suddenly find their voices only after they’ve been shown the door. Talk about closing the barn door after the horse has bolted!

        See, being a former international doesn’t automatically make you a coaching genius. That’s why you see some legendary players crashing and burning in the dugout while random folks who never kicked a ball professionally turn out to be coaching wizards. It’s a crazy world out there.

        Now, Fimidi might just be the breath of fresh air we need, but until he proves otherwise, I’ll be keeping my skeptic hat firmly on. Still, I’m all for being pleasantly surprised. Let’s see how this plays out, shall we?

  • Asuquor Nico 2 months ago

    CSN, abeg this one don pass, when is super eagles match and when are we expecting coach Finidi’s selection? Updates please!

  • Patrick 2 months ago

    The major lesson Nigerians will learn from this decision is the extent of maladministrion, nepotism , incompetence,stupidity and lack of vision in nff. If nff was an organised set up with intelligent and focused officials it would have engaged a competent foriegn coach to work with finidi. The south African football association like thier Algerian and camerounian counterpart were able to get foriegn coaches to coach thier national teams because they have vision and plans for thier national teams. When you have a bunch of selfish , ignorant and incompetent officials you can hardly make any progress in sport. If benin republic can engage our former coach as thier coach then nff should bury thier head in shame for giving us this lame excuse that it lacked finances to employ a foreign coach. If we fail to qualify for the next world cup even fifa would not be in a position to save the current board of nff. The same ministry of sport will get rid of gusau and the board.

  • 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!!! Finidi is a PE teacher! Congrats PE teacher

    • Chudynak 2 months ago

      No be certificate dey do work oooo! Yeah certificate is necessary to qualify you for the work but does not guarantee you would succeed. There are certificateless folks performing better in real job situations than folks with higher certifications and licenses

  • Ikpeba sounds clueless here lol from “it’s not that we don’t have the finanace” then “we settle for him because of finance” looool what sort of mumu talk is this senseless and quite simply condensending to us who know football. But I will agree with him the majority of Nigerians back home rooted for Finidi why?? Because Majority of our people do not follow ball and quite simply are blinded by patriotism you even see it in this forum by Nigerians who we even try to guide to make better suggestions and Judgements are still blinded by patriotism. It’s sad lets see what will happen what I am sure will happen is that we will see this team dismantled and we will definitely see some Enyimba players who cannot lace any of our foreign exports boots make the team ahead of some established stars what will be the reason. Well SA are doing it and so on..forgetting that NPFl cannot be compared to PSL for various reasons including the most obvious infrastructure and currently SA’s best team a team that dominates thier national players Sundowns is dominating Africa along with Egypt.. but even then SA still wish they had more European stars. So this is how we will fool ourselves out of WC qualifiers. I can see it already. And with What Finidi played against Mali and with his ingame judgement of tactics in that game.. I have no faith in his appointment and it spells doom for our dual national stars and hunt thereof of better dual nationals. We have quite simply as Nigeria is good at doing undone all the progress made of selecting our best legs. We are back to square one. NIGERIANS UNA WELL DONE OOO. YOU WILL ONLY HAVE YOURSELVES TO BLAME FOR THIS.

  • @omo9ja

    Come out now and sing the praise of your indigenous coach as usual.

    It’s you, odegbami and others that sold our 2022 WC ticket to Ghana for free…. Here we go again….

    Let me sound it very clear because I know it’ll sure bounce back, and everyone including those that were yearning for indigenous coach plus FINIDI fan (the main culprit) will blame JOSE PESEIRO.

    FINIDI has eight (8) matches to play and qualify with game(s) to spare.

    Let nobody blame PESEIRO tomorrow for not winning the first 2 WC qualifying matches.
    I know Nigerians are good at playing blame games….

    June is just 32 days from now…

    Omo9ja come out, your wish has been granted.
    Enjoy your world cup miss again.

    • Dr. Drey 2 months ago

      Hahahahaha….Omo9ja has already disowned Finidi….LMAOoo. Omo9ja is no longer ready to “fail with our own”.

      We want local coach, we want local coach, now he has been given a local coach, he has Ben-Johnsoned after realizing that “the best” even at local level has not been selected.

      And this is what we have been emphasizing on….its not about the skin colour of the coach, its about whether he is the best we can get or not, whether black or white. If we are getting a local guy, is he the best we can lay our hands on at the time…? If it is a white guy we are getting, is he the best we can get at the time…?

      It has never made sense getting coaches just because we want to satisfy nepotistic sentiments, but some people do not just care. Despite everything we have been put through by these incompetent, below-average, uncooked exinternationals (All the competitions we have not qualified for in the last decade has been under their watch), they are still fixated on skin colour as the criteria for engagement of a coach for the SE.

      Already we are hearing that the local coach who they say are better than their foreign counterparts is already running to Europe to go and get a foreign assistant like his Ivorian and Senegalese counterparts have done……LMAOoo…so who the hell are we deceiving hyping mediocrity and closing our eyes to the obvious…???

      Just as you have said, there are still 24 points to play for in a group many have tagged as “easy” and with no team to fear (including a Broos led SA and a Rohr led Benin). We dont want to hear any excuses and cheap lies at the end of the day. Since we have chosen to do the same thing the same way, we should brace up for the same results. I dont want to believe Finidi would be so bad as to not to at least clinch a 4 best loser spot at the end of the qualifiers. But with these their overated guadiolas…..anything can happen. They are known for dumping us in a worse place than we ever expected.

      • @Dr Drey.. …

        This is hilarious if omo9ja of all people doesn’t support the idea of FINIDI GEORGE handling our super eagles….

        So this NNF, Gusau and Owan Enoh game is so clear for even blind Batimaeus to see…. Hahahaha

        If omo9ja can reject his own, then it’s game over.
        Bhuahahaha…..

        Last last we’ll be hearing things like….
        “NIGERIA would’ve qualified if not that fraud called Jose PESEIRO that squandered our world cup hope after drawing against Zimbabwe and Lesotho…..”
        Hahahaha…..

        It’s well….

        O pray he gets the best assistant coach in Europe to help him during game plans because the FINIDI GEORGE I know can’t take us to the world cup except a miracle happen….

        Best assistant coaches from either Netherlands for attacking games, Portugal for defensive and counter attacking approach, Spain for tiki taka can lift FINIDI GEORGE’s game plan.
        I pray the same people that push him to this battle front doesn’t leave him alone, else his Nigerian coaching career is gone….

  • Apparently Known and confirmed Bribe taker Daniel Amokachi is being touted and requested to be Finidi’s Deputy Coach Na wa oooo.. Nigeria how far??.. Is this what we have been condemned to as Nigerians a country that revels in self sabotaging and repeating the same Stupid Mistakes and expecting different results.. it is well. By the time Finidi and Amokachi take us back to 2015 Nigerians eyes go clear for at least 3 months lol until we forget where we came from again.. Nigeria and failure is sad, a country that has everything to be the best. Just day self sabotage up and down. Okay oooooo

  • Tristan 2 months ago

    In my opinion, if a local coach and continuity were required, it would have been better to appoint Eguavoen as Coach. This guy has shown he lacks maturity; arguing over exchanging jerseys with one of his players; putting square pegs in round holes, like playing Moses Simon as centre-forward; trying to radically overturn playing style without proper coaching; being sentimental on player selection in selecting perpetual ‘bench warmer’ Iheanacho over active players; squad selecting some nondescript guy playing in Tanzania; his choice of defenders, Awaziem and Collins, who’ve not been handed a first-team jersey recently by Peseiro
    Nevertheless, we will see in a months time the cut of his jib. I fear that politics and sentimentality will be the new order in the SE.

  • George 2 months ago

    Hmmm, what a golible committee and their so called appointment. Can you emergine Ikpeba coming out to contradict himself before the sports loving Nigerians, well I don’t blame you guys with the way you play with our emotions. Ghana qualified ahead of Nigeria during the last world cup qualifiers yet the NFF has not learned her lessons. It’s a pity that money is what they are presenting to Nigerians as the reason why they can’t get a quality coach for this high flying super Eagle players.
    We are still far from winning the Afcon if this is all they have to offer us. Just emergine Mali beating the Super Eagles by two goals to Neil. I have nothing much to than say well done and kudos to them.

  • George 2 months ago

    Forget the next world cup…period

  • Greenturf 2 months ago

    I’m surprise a rich country like Nigeria can’t afford £80,000 to pay a coach.
    Wow is it that bad?We have billionaires in Nigeria many of them,so none could volunteer to help,i know its not their responsibility but im sure many of them love football.
    Come to think of it,that figure is too small for a wealthy oil country like Nigeria.
    The government wanted made in Nigeria and the skint NFF can’t afford to pay a foreign coach so had no choice and settled for Finidi George.
    We’re stuck with him now so let’s give him all the support.You never know he could surprise all of us!
    Good luck Finidi George.

    • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

      Billionaires should help NFF to pay a coach what happened to the monies Caf and fifa has been giving to them year after year. You think Billionaires are fools? Go and make your money and pay coaches for thieves to share with.

      • Greenturf 2 months ago

        @Chima E Samuels,did you read to piece together or comprehend my post?I mentioned it’s not their responsibility rather NFF’s.But could volunteer should they chose to…
        And you know what,you don’t have to respond to my posts unless you are civil and well mannered.
        Your response towards my posts are very unpleasant and toxic these days!
        I am not an aggressive person.I was raised to be humble and respectful that’s why i can’t respond to your verbal violence against me.
        Please,learn not to be an uptight person.
        Life is nicer when we love and respect one another.

  • Oakfield 2 months ago

    If u own a company and you placed an advert for a manager, would u even look at finidi let alone consider him to run your company considering the scanty nature of his CV??? Pls, be objective with your answer. Tell me why you’d employ him ahead of others with better qualifications and experience.

  • Oakfield 2 months ago

    I can see you’re looking for relevance. U ain’t gonna get it ….

    • Chidi 2 months ago

      Bull crap, would be a bloody waste of time giving you needless attention. Like i said go ahead and support another team till Finidi is relieved of his position. Bunch of haters

  • Lets just support Mr. Finidi on his new role as the SE head coach. Afterall, we can say we now have a headway toward the upcoming qualifiers and, both him and Amuneke who was my best choice are still Nigerians.
    Who knows, it might be Amuneke’s choice the next time.
    As l wish the new coach all the best of luck, l will also lije him to add a few playees who to my bwst opinion are not really outsiders or new in the team inorder to beef up the squad for the big tasjs ahead. Playees like:

    1. Chiderqh Ejuke of Royal Antwerp espwcially now that am not sure if Moses Simon is going to be at Super fitness from his recwnt injury as at the time and tge recent on and off form of Chukwueze.
    Ejuke today is by far a better player and more productive in his team with his dribbles, goals and assists.

    2. Fikayo Dele Bashiru shoukd be seriously considered to fight for the play-making role with Iwobi henceforth pending the time Eberechi Eze would reconsider his decision and choosw to play for the SE bcos am sure Enland are going to snub him yet again for the Euros( Best of luck to him anyways),
    Am much pained that Adeyemi could not make his heartfelt switch at the last moment bcos of new FIFA rukes. He is such an explosive player and remember it is not always easy for most of the athletes including players born abroad to choose to play for Nigeria because of culture and all that. So, we have to understabd keep encouraging them.

    3. Jordan Torunarigha of Gent in Belgium. He is a robust guy in defence.

    4. Ugoh Ogbu of Slavia Praha. A smooth ball playing defender too.

    5. Nathan Tella of Bayer Leverkusen is snother player to give more playing time.

    Thank God that Boniface victor, Wilfred Ndidi are now fully back from injuries. They have a lot to do to compliment the last Afcon team.
    Finally, Finidi now knows better when and to use either of Alhassan Yusuf and Raphael Onyedika who to me is a very creatuve and ball-playing midfielder to pair with Ndidi at the deep end of our midfield. So, he(Finidi) shoukd be able to know what he wants and what combinations he needs at each time to interprete his formations.
    To the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Bravo!

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