NFF: The rationale behind Finidi's selection as Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has announced that Finidi George has been appointed as the new manager of the Super Eagles. According to the federation, George’s impressive coaching record played a significant role in his selection for the position.

Following his successful leadership in two international friendlies in March, Finidi has been appointed as the official coach of the Nigerian team by the Glass House.

He emerged victorious over Emmanuel Amuneke and other contenders for the position.

According to Ademola Olajire, the NFF Director of Communications, the ex-Ajax winger found his experience working as an assistant coach to Portuguese manager Jose Peseiro to be crucial.

“Although I am not a member of the Technical Committee, I can still see many positive aspects about Finidi George.” Olajire informed Hotsports.

Finidi George is not just a remarkable football player, but he has also demonstrated exceptional preparation and has only enhanced his reputation with the achievements he has attained in his relatively brief time as a coach.

Regarding the Super Eagles, he gained valuable experience as an assistant under Jose Peseiro for a period of twenty months, which gives him a significant advantage over others. He had a close working relationship with the team, being present during their qualification for the AFCON and their impressive second-place finish at the tournament.

“It’s only fitting that someone of such high caliber, someone who has achieved so much and has been intimately involved with the team, is chosen, especially considering the time constraint of just five weeks before these crucial matches,” Olajire expressed to Hotsports.

He praised Finidi’s choice to come back to Nigeria and begin his coaching journey with the Aba Elephants.

He had the choice to stay in Spain and join a second-tier club, but he made the decision to return to Nigeria and begin with an NPFL club.

He began his journey with Enyimba. He clinched the league title in his second season. Winning the league title is no small feat, so it’s only fair to commend him for his achievement. Considering the current standings, it’s worth noting that this is his third season with the team, and with only four matches remaining, he is on track to successfully defend the title.

“That is quite an accomplishment, and it demonstrates the expertise of this individual,” he remarked.

With less than five weeks remaining until the crucial World Cup qualifying fixtures against South Africa, Finidi is expected to lead the team to victory after the disappointing draw against Lesotho and Zimbabwe in the opening days.