NFF Appoints Former Ajax Winger As Coach in The Super Eagles

NFF Appoints Former Ajax Winger As Coach in The Super Eagles

Ibitoye Shittu
  • Finidi George has been drafted into the Super Eagles as second assistant coach in a new development coming from the NFF
  • The announcement was made by the Nigerian Football Federation who also retained Salisu Yusuf as 1st assistant coach
  • Finidi George was appointed coach of NPFL side Enyimba in 2021 and his players are currently 7th on the League table

Finidi George has been appointed as an assistant coach in the Super Eagles as Nigerians now wait for the NFF chiefs to name the head coach for the three-times African champions.

For the past few days, the Super Eagles have been without a gaffer following the disengagement of Eguavoen following his failure to qualify the nation for the 2022 World Cup.

Eguavoen and his crew lost the 2022 World Cup play-offs against Ghana as the Black Stars will be joining Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Cameroon as the five African representatives at the World Cup.

Finidi George, NFF, Super Eagles, Enyimba.
NFF appoints Finidi George as an assistant coach in the Super Eagles. Photo: Ben Radford/Allsport
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According to the report on Soccernet, the Nigerian Football Federation explained that Finidi George will be the second assistant coach in the Super Eagles, while Salisu Yusuf will be the first.

Statement from the Nigerian Football Federation

“The NFF Executive Committee has also approved the recommendation of the Technical & Development Sub-Committee for the new Head Coach to work with Coach Salisu Yusuf (whenever he is available from Super Eagles B/U23 Team duties) as 1st Assistant. Former Nigeria international Finidi George will be 2nd Assistant, with Usman Abdallah as 3rd Assistant.''

Where is Finidi George currently working?

The 50-year-old is currently the coach of Nigerian Professional Football League side Enyimba and they are occupying 7th position on the table after 22 games played.

Pinnick makes shrewd statement after calls to resign as NFF president following World Cup failure

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick described himself as a soldier who never backs down even in tough situations.

Pinnick has faced criticisms from Nigerians after the Super Eagles failed in their bid to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after they were eliminated by Ghana in the play-offs.

Some football enthusiasts have called for the NFF President to tender his resignation but Pinnick remains adamant and has promised to stay till the end of his tenure.

Eagles failed to qualify for their 7th World Cup appearance after they were held to a 1-1 draw at the Moshood Abiola Stadium by Ghana and got eliminated on the away goals rule.