I don’t have any disagreement with Super Eagles top stars – Finidi

Super Eagles coach, Finidi George, has debunked rumours of his relationship with some Super Eagles stars not being so cordial.

It was reported earlier that he fell out with attackers Ademola Lookman and Sadiq Umar during the Super Eagles friendlies against Ghana and Mali in March.

But dismissing the claims during his unveiling ceremony, the 53-year-old said he has beein with the team for 20 months and there is no bad blood.

Finidi said; “I have been with the team for 20 months; I have always had a cordial relationship with all the players as an assistant coach.

“I am still the same person even as head coach now, only that the title has changed. There will be no controversy regarding relationships with the players.

“These are professional players and we have to give them what they’re used to in Europe; you don’t need to slap anybody for not doing your job.”

CorrectNG recalls that Finidi George penned a heartfelt goodbye message to Enyimba and recounted how he snagged the job with the 9-time NPFL champions.

The 53-year-old was full of praise for the team for giving him the platform to showcase his God-given talent, noting that it really prepared him for bigger challenges.

Finidi wrote; “After three good years I will be leaving Enyimba, I was asking for something less but God has given me a bigger one, I didn’t know when I was applying for the U-17 job which I applied for twice I kept my cool and I decided to join the Aba giants but how God wanted it I have been giving the Super Eagles job.

“My first season at Enyimba was a difficult one because of some challenges but my second was better and hopefully this season will be better than the last season. It’s quite unfortunate that I won’t finish this season with Enyimba, I would have loved to but that isn’t possible at this point in time.

“I want to thank you all because for me Enyimba is like a family, I’m going but I won’t forget you all but definitely I will soon come to Aba to watch Enyimba play because my duty now is to make a team with foreign and home-based players.”