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Poor Outings: Sodje Pushes For Sack Of Super Eagles’ Finidi George

Sam Sodje
Sam Sodje

Former Super Eagles defender, Sam Sodje has called for the sack of Finidi George for the senior national woeful performance in the last two World Cup qualifying tie with South Africa and Benin Republic.

Sodje said since results are yardsticks to measure coaches, Finidi has fallen short of expectations in the two competitive games he has played so far as the national team’s handler.

The former Charlton Athletic defender called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to make a quick decision on the current situation of the Eagles to ensure Nigeria does not miss the World Cup for the second straight edition.

“The NFF has to sort the situation out. They should sack him. What are you expected to get? Coaches are judged by results and he has got very poor results in the World Cup qualifying campaign and we go the way we are going we won’t qualify,” the 45-year-old Sodje stated.

“It is not about Finidi George but getting what we want and yes sacking him may not be a bad idea because we need to go to the World Cup. Finidi George was good as a player and legend but he is not good enough as a coach.”

The one-time Portsmouth and Reading player added that even though he was among the proponents of an indigenous  coach for the Super Eagles,  he knew it would be difficult for Finidi to perform based on the interviews he granted recently stating he does not need a philosophy or formation to play games.

He admitted that Finidi was good as a player but that he has not shown he is ready for the Super Eagles with the poor handling of the games he has executed as the team’s head coach.

“I was among those clamouring for a home based as coach but after listening to him when he said you do not need a system or philosophy and that got me bad and I think he may not be coach we want. It has shown from his game as well,” Sodje  stated.

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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