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Super Eagles coach Finidi George quits hot seat

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Finidi George has resigned as the head coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles following the announcement to appoint a foreign technical adviser by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

This decision to hire a foreign technical adviser came amidst dissatisfaction with the team’s recent performances, including a crucial defeat to Benin Republic that left the Super Eagles struggling in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers​.

George, who was unveiled as the head coach earlier this year, had signed a one-year contract with the NFF, with the possibility of extension based on performance in the African Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup qualifiers​.

His tenure included leading Nigeria in two international friendlies and working as an assistant coach under the previous head coach, Jose Peseiro.

The NFF’s move to hire a foreign technical adviser was seen as a step to revitalise the team’s prospects after a series of disappointing results.

This reported exit might be inseparable from the move made by the NFF.

Meanwhile, an official announcement has yet to be made by the NFF – website and social media handles.

However, ex-Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, in a post on X.com on Saturday wrote: “News just in Finidi George #FinidiGeorge_FG has resigned from his #NGSuperEagles manager position”.

Similarly, sport photojournalist, #poojamedia on his X account said: “Finidi George RESIGNED after being stylishly demoted with the arrival of a foreign technical adviser”.

Born in 1971, George is a former professional footballer renowned for his time at Ajax Amsterdam, where he won the UEFA Champions League in 1995.

A skillful winger, he also played a crucial role for the Nigerian national team in the 1990s, participating in two FIFA World Cup editions and winning the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations.

After retiring in 2004, he has remained active in football, engaging in coaching and sports administration roles.

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