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NFF Tasks George Finidi To Qualify For 2026 World Cup

Finidi George
Finidi George

Newly appointed Nigeria’s Super Eagles head coach, Finidi George has been tasked with the responsibility of ensuring the team’s qualification for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Finidi’s appointment was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday.

The Super Eagles are yet record a win in the qualifiers after drawing their opening two games against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

“In the month of June, Nigeria will play the games of their lives against South Africa and Benin,” Victor Ikpeba, a member of the NFF technical committee told SuperSport.

“We are on the back foot after we drew our first two World Cup qualifiers and so we have to win the next games.

“We have the players and if Finidi can get the best out of them, we will qualify for the World Cup.”

Ikpeba, the former Nigeria striker also said the new coach will also be expected to give players playing their football in Nigeria a more decent chance in the Super Eagles.

“He lives here, he works here (as coach of NPFL champions Enyimba),” he said.

“He will give the local players a chance in his team.

“He will have to look inwards, that’s how we got the player Finidi George.”

Packaged by Lanre Olabisi

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