Finidi George resigns as Super Eagles coach

Finidi George has reportedly resigned his position as the head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, barely two months after his appointment.

Former Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, announced Finidi’s resignation in a post on Twitter on Saturday, June 15.

Ibitoye wrote: “News just in: Finidi George @FinidiGeorge_FG has resigned from his @NGSuperEagles manager position.”

This is coming after the Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF), announced moves to bring in a foreign technical adviser. Finidi was appointed on April 29, 2024 after coach Jose Peseiro left following the expiration of his contract.

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Member of the Nigeria Football Federation technical committee, Victor Ikpeba, has said Super Eagles head coach, Finidi George, has the full support of the NFF.

Finidi poor performance with the Nigerian national team has led to mounting calls for him to be sacked as the team held Bafana Bafana to a 1-1 draw and lost 2-1 away to the Cheetahs.

Following the unimpressive start to his reign as the coach in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the West Africans now languish in fifth position on the Group C table with three points from four games.

Ikpeba said that the football federation chose Finidi to manage the African Champions in fulfilment of the wishes of Nigerians for a local coach.

According to the former Nigeria international, the 53-year-old tactician was found to be the best man for the job, so he will continue to enjoy NFF’s support.

“Nigerians asked for a local coach and Finidi was found to be the best man to lead the Super Eagles at this time. The technical committee chose the best in the interest of the country.

“Finidi will therefore continue to enjoy the full support of the NFF despite the recent results posted by the Super Eagles,” he said.