I won’t handpick new Super Eagles captain – Finidi George

Head coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Finidi George has revealed that he will have no hand in the selection of the new captain for the national team.

The 53-year-old former Ajax star whose appointment was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation early May, said the players and not him will decide who becomes their captain.

Striker, Ahmed Musa iand defender, William Troost-Ekong who have both captained the team at different times are believed to be thinking of quitting international football.

Amid these speculations, centre-back Kenneth Omeruo, who is now the most senior member of the team is also favoured to take up the role. Finidi has, however, said he will allow the players decide who will lead them.

Speaking during his media tour, Finidi said; “It’s not my responsibility (to pick a captain), it’s the responsibility of the team.

“People said (Sunday) Oliseh picked his captain and Finidi George should do same. It’s not my responsibility to pick a captain. The players will choose the person they are comfortable with. They will decide who wears the captain’s arm band.”