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Finidi George Forced To Resign As Nigeria FF Looks To Appoint A Foreign Coach.

Super Eagles legend Finidi George tendered his resignation as the Nigerian head coach following the backlash that came after the team’s poor results in the 2026 World cup qualifiers.

The 53-year-old former Real Betis and Ajax Amsterdam player who was officially appointed as the new Super Eagles coach in May, succeeding Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro, was forced to walk out of the Super Eagles’ nest following the Nigeria Football Federation’s decision to appoint a foreign coach to work as a technical advisor of the team.

Sports minister John Enoh demanded an inquiry into the Eagles’ poor performance. After an emergency meeting on Thursday, the Nigeria Football Federation released a statement stating that a foreign technical adviser would be hired before the next round of matches in September.

This decision angered Finidi George who has reportedly said he would not work under the supervision of a foreign head coach for the Super Eagles, hence his resignation.

Under Finidi, Nigeria drew 1-1 with South Africa in Uyo on the 7th of June and lost to the Squirrels of Benin Republic in Abidjan on the 10th of June, leaving the team with 3 points from 4 games in the World Cup qualifiers and 5th on the log table above only Zimbabwe.

The Super Eagles will play Zimbabwe Warriors in round six of the group matches in March 2025 to book a place to the 2026 World cup finals to be co-hosted by United States of America, Canada and Mexico.

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