NFF to unveil Finidi George Super Eagles’ head coach on Monday

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By Muhyideen Jimoh

The Nigeria Football Federation will on Monday in Abuja unveil Finidi George as substantive Head Coach of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles.

NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

He said the occasion would be witnessed by Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Owan Enoh, Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs Tinuke Watti, NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau and the NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, among others.

George, who passed up an opportunity to coach a second-tier team in Spain to return to Nigeria and lead two-time CAF Champions League winners, Enyimba FC, won the Nigeria elite division title with the People’s Elephant in his second season.

The club is also in the running to retain the title this season, with six matches to go.

George formally bowed out of the Aba giants few days ago, with Enyimba FC in third place on the NPFL log, with 53 points from 32 matches, four adrift of table-toppers Enugu Rangers and three off second-placed Remo Stars.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 52-year-old spent 20 months as assistant to Portuguese José Peseiro from the summer of 2022.

The Super Eagles qualified for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON ) and came within 28 minutes of a fourth African title in Cote d’Ivoire in February.

George, as a player, won 62 caps for Nigeria at senior level, during which he won the AFCON gold, silver and bronze, while also playing at two FIFA World Cup finals.

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The coach has the immediate task of picking maximum points from the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against South Africa (home) and Benin Republic (away). (NAN) (

Edited by Salif Atojoko

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