Super Eagles: Victor Ikpeba Warns Daniel Amokachi, Tells Him Finidi George Is the Boss

Super Eagles: Victor Ikpeba Warns Daniel Amokachi, Tells Him Finidi George Is the Boss

Babajide Orevba
May 14, 2024 at 7:54 AM
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  • Victor Ikpeba has made it clear to Daniel Amokachi that Finidi George is the boss
  • 'Finito' named Amokachi as his assistant after being unveiled as Super Eagles coach
  • Ikpeba cited the previous issue between Emmanuel Amuneke and Augustine Eguavoen

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Former Nigerian international, Victor Ikpeba, has reiterated to Daniel Amokachi that Finidi George is the head coach of the Super Eagles.

Finidi, who was unveiled as the new coach of the national team, named his former national teammate, Amokachi, as one of his assistants.

Olatunji Baruwa, who served as the goalkeepers' trainer under ex-coach, Jose Peseiro, also retained his role with the Finidi-led technical crew.

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Victor Ikpeba has cautioned Daniel Amokachi that Finidi George is now the boss of the Nigerian national team. Photo credit: Mike Finn-Kelcey.
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Citing concerns over the chaos that ripped apart the coaching crew three years ago, Ikpeba cautioned Amokachi, saying harmony must exist.

Speaking on the SuperSport show, Monday Night Football, the 'Prince of Monaco' made it clear that Finidi was now the boss'.

According to the Daily Post, Ikpeba cited 'chaos that happened within the coaching crew three years ago' as something to learn from.

The former Super Eagles attacker further claimed that the working relationship between ex-internationals, Emmanuel Amunike and Augustine Eguavoen, did not work out well.

Finidi George's contract details

While Finidi George will be paid N15 million monthly, Amokachi and other assistants will receive wages on a per-game basis.

Amokachi was an assistant to Stephen Keshi and the technical crew guided the Super Eagles to their third AFCON title in 2013.

Finidi's immediate target is to get maximum points for Nigeria in the forthcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and the Benin Republic.

The Eagles host Bafana Bafana at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on June 7 before flying to Abidjan, where they will take on the Squirrels three days later.

Finidi George speaks on row with players

Sports Brief earlier reported on claims that some Nigerian players clashed with Finidi during the March international break, where the Super Eagles recorded one win and one loss.

After his confirmation and subsequent unveiling as permanent head coach, Finidi spoke about the alleged row, reiterating the need to improve his relationships with players.

Ademola Lookman and Sadiq Umar reportedly had issues with the interim Nigeria manager at the time, which threatened to derail his quest to become the permanent coach.

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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.
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