NFF appoints Finidi George as Head Coach of Super Eagles

The Board of the Nigeria Football Federation on Monday, April 29, appointed former Super Eagles winger Finidi George as Head Coach of the Senior Men National Football Team, Super Eagles.

Finidi spent 20 months as assistant to José Santos Peseiro before the Portuguese voluntarily left the post after clinching Africa Cup of Nations runner-up position at Cote d’Ivoire 2023.

Finidi then took charge of the squad in interim capacity during two friendly matches in Morocco last month.

His squad beat Ghana 2-1 in the first match, ending an 18-year winless streak against the Black Stars, but then lost 0-2 to Mali in the second game.

George, a member of the so-styled ‘Golden Generation’ that won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Tunisia and emerged as the second most entertaining team in Nigeria’s debut at the FIFA World Cup finals in the USA the same year, won 62 caps for Nigeria, including featuring at the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup finals. He also won gold, silver and bronze medals from the 1992, 1994, 2000 and 2002 AFCON tournaments.

The 52-year-old former Ajax Amsterdam and Real Betis forward  made a scoring debut for Nigeria in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Burkina Faso at the National Stadium, Lagos on 27th July 1991.

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