Finidi George, Ike Shorunmu Leave Super Eagles Camp Ahead of Ties Against Guinea Bissau

Finidi George, Ike Shorunmu Leave Super Eagles Camp Ahead of Ties Against Guinea Bissau

Ibitoye Shittu
March 20, 2023 at 10:57 AM
  • The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Guinea Bissau in double header in the AFCON qualifiers this month
  • Ahead of the two fixtures, Finidi George and Ike Shorunmu have reportedly been told to leave the camp
  • Shorunmu stated he was told by the NFF that the current coach no longer wants to work with them both

Finidi George and Ike Shorunmu have both reportedly been told by the Nigerian Football Federation not to return to the Super Eagles camp ahead of the double-header against Guinea Bissau.

Players have been arriving at the camp in Abuja in recent days, with the likes of Francis Uzoho, Alex Iwobi, and Ademola Lookman already preparing while the coaching team awaits the rest of the team.

George has been an assistant to head coach, Jose Peseiro since he took over from Augustine Eguavoen while Shorunmu has been working as a goalkeeping coach.

Finidi George, Super Eagles, Peseiro, NFF, Shorunmu
Finidi George and Ike Shorunmu have reportedly been asked to leave the Super Eagles camp ahead of ties against Guinea Bissau. Photo: Ben Radford.
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Interestingly, he is also the gaffer of Nigerian Professional Football League side, Enyimba.

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According to the report by Punch, Shorunmu stated the NFF had sent him and George messages that they were no longer needed at the camp.

Shorunmu: 'Someone from NFF called'

"Finidi called me on Sunday morning asking me if I got a message from the NFF, and I told him I didn’t get any message from them. Someone from the NFF later called me too that Peseiro doesn’t want to work with me but with the U-20 goalkeeper coach."

55-year-old Shorunmu featured in 36 games for the Super Eagles between the years of 1992 and 2002.

Abiodun Baruwa has reportedly been called up to the Super Eagles camp to replace the former Nigerian goalkeeper.

Finidi leads Enyimba to trophy

Sports Brief previously reported on former Super Eagles winger, George leading Enyimba to victory in the final of the 2023 Abia State FA Cup on March 12, beating Ahudiya 4-1.

En-route to the competition final, Ahudiya had defeated Abia Warriors in the semi-final and fans were not expecting any upsets in the clash with the non-league side.

However, George lined up a strong first team who started gaining momentum towards the end of the first half, eventually putting four goals past their opposition in the clash.

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