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‘He resigned via a mail on Friday’ – NFF source confirms Finidi George has left Super Eagles job

Super Eagles head coach Finidi George

A source privy to happenings at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed the departure of Finidi George as Head Coach of the Super Eagles after just two games in charge.

Finidi, who was appointed in April following the team’s silver-winning performance at the 2023 AFCON, had been working as an assistant coach under former head coach Jose Peseiro for 20 months. His brief tenure as head coach saw him scrutinized heavily, especially after Nigeria’s shocking 2-1 defeat to the Cheetahs of Benin Republic in Abidjan, which added to their poor run in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The mounting fear of not qualifying for the World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada has led the NFF to decide to hire a foreign Technical Adviser for the Super Eagles. A source at the NFF Secretariat revealed on Saturday that Finidi tendered his resignation via email late Friday and indicated that he would deliver the hard copy in person after the Sallah break.

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The decision to resign stemmed from Finidi’s reluctance to work under a foreign Technical Adviser, which would relegate him to an assistant role—a position he previously held under Peseiro.

Per BSNSPORTS, the NFF Source said: “The football legend has tendered his resignation letter late Friday which he sent via an email to the NFF.

” He then informed that he would bring the hard copy of the letter in person after the Sallah break.

“His decision to quit his job, boils to the fact that he doesn’t want to work as an Head Coach under a foreign Technical Adviser, thus been relegated to an assistant-a former role he played under Peseiro.”

During Finidi’s brief stint, Nigeria extended its winless run in the qualifiers, having drawn two matches under Peseiro. The Super Eagles currently sit 5th in Group C of the qualification log, with 3 points, trailing behind Rwanda, South Africa, and Lesotho, and only ahead of Zimbabwe.

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