Super Eagles Interim Coach Finidi George Names Favourite Nigerian Players off All Time

Super Eagles Interim Coach Finidi George Names Favourite Nigerian Players off All Time

Babajide Orevba
March 29, 2024 at 8:45 AM
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  • Finidi George has named his all time Super Eagles starting XI
  • The ex-international named his teammates in Nigeria's all time best
  • Finidi is currently in charge of the Nigerian team on an interim basis

The interim gaffer of the Nigerian national football team, Finidi George, has named his Super Eagles all time starting eleven.

Nigeria have produced some of the finest footballers in world football including mercurial midfielder Jay Jay Okocha.

Finidi, who led Nigeria to the March friendlies against Ghana and Mali, did not include any member of the current squad in his all time Super Eagles line up.

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Finidi George has named his Super Eagles starting XI of all time. Photo Credit: David Cannon.
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The 52-year-old, who featured for teams like Real Betis and Ajax Amsterdam, was part of the squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994.

Daily Post reports that the former winger named ten of his former teammates in his ultimate starting eleven.

Speaking with famous photojournalist Victor Modo in Morocco, the Enyimba of Aba head coach also named himself in the squad.

Finidi’s Dream Super Eagles XI:

Rufai, Eguavoen, Okechukwu, Keshi, Iroha, Finidi, Oliseh, Okocha, Amuneke, Amokachi, Yekini

The tactician was in charge of Nigeria for their two friendly games in the last FIFA International window.

Players unhappy with Finidi

Meanwhile, talks surrounding the performance and how well Finidi George handled the Nigerian team as the interim coach continue to reverberate across Nigeria's footballing community.

However, while many fans and stakeholders have continued to scrutinise and air their opinions regarding the prowess and ability of the former Real Betis star to coach the Super Eagles team, a report of a rift between a select group of players and the interim coach has surfaced.

Reports claim that select players of the Nigerian team, including Sadiq Umar and two others who remain unidentified, are reportedly displeased with the interim coach.

How Nigeria lost to Mali

Sports Brief earlier reported that the Super Eagles of Nigeria ended their run of friendly games with a defeat against Mali.

In what was anticipated as a classic 'David vs Goliath' encounter, the Nigerian team faced a formidable challenge from Les Aigles and ultimately succumbed to a two-nil loss.

Goals from forward, El Bilal Toure, and Brest star, Kamory Doumbia, ensured the Super Eagles were dealt their first loss since the departure of former coach, Jose Peseiro.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.