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Finidi George Resigns as Super Eagles Coach


Recently appointed, Super Eagles coach Finidi George has formally resigned from his position as head coach.

George, a revered former Ajax winger, was appointed just a month ago following the departure of Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro.

His tenure began with promise, as he sought to instill a new vision and style into the national team.

However, setbacks in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin highlighted underlying issues within the team and management.

“I have decided to step down as the head coach of the Super Eagles due to a divergence in vision with the federation,” George explained in his resignation letter, a copy of which was obtained by ex-Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye on Saturday.

“Without the necessary support, it has become increasingly difficult to implement the changes and strategies needed for the team’s success.”

The decision by the NFF to appoint a foreign technical advisor above George added to the strain.

Despite his efforts to work with the existing squad and his handpicked assistants for recent matches, George’s plans were disrupted by the federation’s move to bring in an outsider to lead the team forward.

“This past week in a meeting with Sports Minister John Enoh, Finidi said he did not enjoy the support of his employers the NFF,” reported, reflecting George’s frustrations with the lack of backing from the federation.

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