Finidi George Nominates Amokachi and Three Foreign Coaches for Assistant Roles: Report

Finidi George Nominates Amokachi and Three Foreign Coaches for Assistant Roles: Report

Ero Samson
updated at May 8, 2024 at 10:48 AM
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  • Finidi George remains without any assistants or backroom staff since assuming his role as coach
  • The 53-year-old has recently presented a list of potential assistants to the Nigeria Football Federation
  • A report outlining the names of individuals proposed by the newly appointed manager has come to light

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Finidi George continues his efforts to assemble his backroom staff following his appointment as coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

The former Real Betis forward, who took over as manager of the Nigerian team on April 29, was announced as coach without any backroom staff.

Members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee have stated that Finidi will be able to choose his assistants himself.

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A report detailing the individuals being considered by Finidi George for his assistant roles has surfaced. Image: @Oganlamedia.
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True to their word, the manager has been allowed to create a shortlist of candidates he would like to work with as assistants and a report has now surfaced detailing the identities of the individuals on Finidi's shortlist.

Finidi’s assistant coach's shortlist

According to a report from OwnGoalNigeria, coach Finidi's shortlist includes three foreigners who are expected to serve as his match analyst, first assistant coach, and physical trainer.

The list also features former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Abiodun Baruwa, who is expected to work as the goalkeeper trainer, and wraps up with the inclusion of former Nigeria forward, Daniel Amokachi, who is expected to be one of his second assistant coaches.

The report concludes by stating that the NFF will carefully consider Finidi's choices for assistants and will hold discussions with the respective individuals regarding their salaries and payment structure.

The NFF are expected to provide a prompt response regarding the submitted names, as the Nigerian team has barely a month before their crucial 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification fixtures against South Africa and the Republic of Benin.

Finidi responds to his critics

Sports Brief in another report stated that Nigeria's coach, Finidi, has issued a promise to his critics ahead of the June international window.

The former Ipswich Town star's appointment as manager has been met with a palpable wave of scepticism across Nigeria’s footballing community.

In an interview, Finidi appealed to fans not to judge him based on his previous results and promised to make amends in the upcoming games of the Super Eagles.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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