Finidi George relegated, as NFF seeks to hire foreign tactician for Super Eagles


The Nigeria Football Federation has decided to appoint an expatriate Technical Adviser to oversee the Super Eagles, with Finidi George remaining as head coach.

This move comes ahead of the upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifiers and the remaining 2026 World Cup qualifying matches, and is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks.

This was contained in a communique of the meeting of the NFF Executive Committee held in hybrid mode on Wednesday, 12th June 2024.

The Executive Committee apologised to Nigerians over the abysmal performances of the Super Eagles in the 2026 world cup qualifying series.

“The Executive Committee wholeheartedly apologized to Nigerians for the dismal output and subsequent very poor returns of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles, in four out of 10 matches in the ongoing qualification series for the 2026 FIFA World Cup finals, and pledged to work assiduously and put necessary measures in place to ensure a better-prepared squad ahead of the AFCON 2025 qualifiers in September this year and the resumption of the World Cup qualifiers in March 2025.

“Further to (1) above, the Executive Committee resolved to employ an expatriate Technical Adviser for the Super Eagles in the coming weeks, ahead of the AFCON qualifiers and the remaining FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

“Still further to (1) above, the Committee resolved to beef up the NFF Technical Department with more qualitative hands. Equally, the Technical and Development Sub-Committee will be re-jigged with immediate effect.”




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