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Finidi George appointed as Super Eagles coach


Finidi George has been appointed as the new coach of the Super Eagles.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced George’s appointment on Monday in a statement on its official website.

The statement reads in part, “The Board of Nigeria Football Federation on Monday approved the recommendation of its Technical and Development Committee to appoint former ace winger Finidi George as Head Coach of the Senior Men National Football Team, Super Eagles.”

George, who served as assistant to former coach Jose Peseiro for 20 months, assumed interim leadership of the senior national team in March.

The Enyimba gaffer oversaw the Super Eagles’ two friendly matches against Ghana and Mali in Morocco.

In the first match against Ghana, George’s squad secured a historic victory, defeating the Black Stars 2-1 and breaking an 18-year winless streak against the formidable opponent.

However, in the subsequent game against Mali, the team faced a setback, losing 0-2.

George, a prominent figure from Nigeria’s renowned ‘Golden Generation,’ notably clinched the Africa Cup of Nations title in 1994 and represented Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup finals in the same year, where the team emerged as the second most entertaining side in their debut appearance.

With 62 caps for Nigeria, George’s illustrious career spans multiple tournaments, including the FIFA World Cup and AFCON, where he amassed gold, silver, and bronze medals across various editions from 1992 to 2002.

Credit: Vanguard News

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