NFF proclaim George as Coach of Super Eagles

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Ex international Finidi George has been proclaimed as the fresh chief coach of Super Eagles of Nigeria, following Jose Peseiro's exit by NFF.

Finidi 53, was positioned in temporary care of the Super Eagles following the exit of the Portuguese after Nigeria’s loss by Ivory Coast in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final in February 2024.

George, as well coach of famous Nigeria club side Enyimba, took charge of two friendly matches in March, winning Ghana 2-1 and a 2-0 defeat against Mali.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) established his recruitment on Monday following confirming a reference from its technical and development committee.

Ex Ajax and Real Betis forward George used up 20 months as a subordinate to Peseiro and is likely to stay in control of Enyimba, whom he led to the Nigerian league trophy last year, while waiting for the close of the season.

Finidi netted six goals in 62 international participations forNigeria and was a member of the Golden Generation which won the African Nations Cup in 1994, the equal year in which the Super Eagles made its’ debut at the Fifa World Cup in the USA.

The Rivers born coach will be anticipated to yield instant results as Nigeria's subsequent fixtures in June are two possibly vital qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, which will as well be hosted in North
America.

The Super Eagles' outing desires refreshing since the three-timeAfrican champions drew their first two games in Group C.

The NFF has branded the home match against South Africa and thegame against Benin on impartial venue as must-win meetings.

George is believed to have shrugged off rivalry from a multitude of candidates for one of the most high-profile responsibilities in African
football, together with ex Super Eagles team-mate Emmanuel Amuneke and Spaniard
Domenec Torrent, an ex analyst and coach for Manchester City manager Pep
Guardiola

The NFF has not publicized the extent of his deal.

Victory on the field and in the Bench

Seen as one of Nigeria's finest wingers of all time, George had an inspiring career at club and international stage.

He won three league Trophies with Ajax, who he lnked in 1993, and as well won the Uefa Champions League, Uefa Super Cup and Intercontinental Cup with the Dutch titans in 1995.

Periods at Betis, where he was a finals loser in the Copa del Rey in 1997, Mallorca and in England with Ipswich Town after.

Then he as well had many accomplishments with the Super Eagles since scoring on his international first appearance against Burkina Faso in 1991.

George scored the goal which got Nigeria's qualification for the1994 World Cup, moving on to assist his country's first ever goal at the World Cup finals against Bulgaria.

Finidi was as well a member of the team which played at the 1998 competition in France.

He assisted Nigeria win Zambia 2-1 to carry the Nations Cup trophy in 1994 and was member of the team which ended as second best in 2000 and as bronze medallists in 1992 and 2002.

He became Coach of Nigeria's most fruitful club Enyimba in 2021, taking them to their first trophy in four years by captivating the league two years after.
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