Nigeria Nigeria : Finidi George slams NFF after resigning from Super Eagles job

Former Nigeria national team had coach Finidi George revealed in an interview the unprofessional way Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) used to cut ties with him.

After another poor international break, the Super Eagles’ chances to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup are seriously un jeopardy.

Nigeria was forced to a 1-1 draw at home by South Africa and lost it’s second game of June against Benin Republic (1-2) in Abidjan.

The Super Eagles have only 3 points after 4 games and NFF found it important to change the backroom staff but did not told Finidi George he was no longer going to be the coach.

“They met on Wednesday and took a decision to hire a technical adviser. I have no problems with that”, Finidi told ESPN.

“But we had a three-hour meeting on Thursday, looking back at what happened and talking about the way forward. At no point did anybody mention that they are getting a technical adviser.

“I was on my way home and just landed at the airport when I got a call about it. I was so surprised I had to park by the roadside to read about it.

“For two days, I waited to see if they would have the courtesy to inform me, but I did not hear from them. So I decided to resign.

“Although our recent results in the qualifying matches were not as desired, I remained committed to getting our World Cup qualification campaign back on track. However, with the recent changes to the technical crew, I believe it is time for me to vacate my position.”


Aimé ATTI is a bilingual journalist who breathes football and shares his passion on Africa Top Sports

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