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Finidi George resigns as Super Eagles head coach


Former Ajax winger Finidi George has resigned as the head coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

This news was confirmed by former Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, in a post on on Saturday.

Ibitoye wrote, “News just in. Finidi George #FinidiGeorge_FG has resigned from his #NGSuperEagles manager position.”

George, 53, stepped down following the Nigeria Football Federation’s decision to appoint a foreign coach to oversee the team, despite his recent appointment in May.

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George had taken over after Jose Peseiro’s contract ended in February, having served as Peseiro’s assistant for 20 months.

The team’s disappointing performance in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, including a 1-1 draw with South Africa and a 2-1 defeat to Benin Republic, led to his demotion.

As a result, George’s one-year contract was to be downgraded, with his reported monthly salary of N15m reduced to N5m. His assistants were also to be replaced by the new foreign coach’s staff.

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In a meeting with Sports Minister John Enoh, George expressed his frustration with the lack of support from the NFF and questioned the commitment of Nigeria’s top players in the crucial World Cup qualifiers.

Finidi George’s decision to resign marks the end of his brief tenure as the head coach of the Super Eagles, which began on April 29, 2024.

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