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Finidi ‘throws in the towel’ as Super Eagles head coach

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Finidi George has stepped down from his role as the head coach of the Super Eagles.

The 52-year-old gaffer confirmed his resignation via WhatsApp chat with TheCable on Saturday.

Finidi’s exit from the role comes a few days after the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) announced a plan to appoint a foreign technical adviser for the team.

The former Enyimba FC manager managed only two competitive games as the Eagle coach since his appointment in April.

He led the team to a 1-1 home draw against South Africa in his first game and a 2-1 loss to the Benin Republic in the second game. Both matches were 2026 World Cup qualifiers. The latest string of performances condemned Nigeria to fifth in the qualification group, having previously drawn against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

The uninspiring results stirred adverse reactions from Nigerians, particularly on social media.

John Enoh, minister of sports development, then summoned the NFF bosses over the losses to “give cause why there mustn’t be consequences for the disappointment caused both government and the generality of Nigerians”.

The NFF had said the appointment of the foreign technical adviser will be done in the “coming weeks.”

 

The Cable

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