Osimhen Blasts Finidi George, Threatens to Share Evidence That the Coach Is Lying Against Him

Osimhen Blasts Finidi George, Threatens to Share Evidence That the Coach Is Lying Against Him

  • Super Eagles striker Victor James Osimhen vehemently reacted to Finidi George's viral allegations against him amid the ongoing World Cup qualifiers
  • In a previous report, Finidi boldly called out the striker to note that the country's top players were not committed to the national team
  • Osimhen, who is reportedly unfit to join the tournament, took to his Instagram to lash out at the football coach, causing uproar online
  • In a chat with Legit.ng, Femi Fabunmi, a sports analyst, reacted to Osimhen's outburst at Finidi while sharing his observations

Super Eagles striker Victor James Osimhen has lashed out at Finidi George following the allegations made against him.

Finidi George, who has reportedly resigned as the team’s head coach, earlier said that he can't beg the team's poster boy, Victor Osimhen, to play for the team in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers. 

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Osimhen blasts Finidi George
Osimhen poured out his anger on Finidi George. Credit: @victorosimhen, @officialfinidi
Source: Instagram

This came amidst widespread backlash following the Super Eagles' underwhelming performance, which saw the team take fifth place in the six-team table. 

Finidi calls out Osimhen 

Finidi used Osimhen to emphasise the importance of the Super Eagles' top players remaining totally dedicated to the team. 

Osimhen missed the two crucial World Cup qualifiers due to an injury that kept him out for four weeks. Finidi said the Napoli striker could still have managed to play these matches. 

According to SCORENigeria, the coach will go on to say that it appears that Osimhen chooses the games he plays for Nigeria, and he cannot beg him to play for his country.

Osimhen blasts Finidi 

The disturbed striker, reacting to the widespread news, went on Instagram Live to claim that he personally called Finidi when doctors told him about his health status.

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He stated that regardless of the medical report, he spoke to Finidi  about coming to camp to stay with other players for the ongoing World Cup qualifiers.

Osimhen, visibly angry on his Insta Live noted that he has lost respect for Finidi and threatened to expose him by sharing screenshots and clips of the conversations they had.

He further swore for everyone, believing the statement earlier released by Finidi, and emphasised that nobody would stop him from enjoying his life even though he was not fit to be on the pitch at the moment.

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In football, players' discipline also matters - Femi Fabunmi, sports analyst

Femi Fabunmi, a sports analyst, spoke on Osimhen's outburst towards Finidi while criticising his actions.

In his words:

"Osimhen has continued to echo his arrogance when dealing with issues, and it's unfortunate. Despite proving a point, his arrogance overwhelmed his sense of reasoning.

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"He went overboard with that rant video he made against Finidi.They are not mates. Finidi was also very good in his own days and showed good behaviour throughout. The African Footballer of the Year needs to change his ways. In football, players' discipline also matters."

Osimhen frustration spurs reactions online

Legit.ng compiled the reactions below:


"I dont get it, why is he mad."


"Osihmen has always given his best to the team. He plays with passion.
"Why call him out? He was obviously injured but you want him to play. Is he the only striker in the Super Eagles? What is your issue with Boniface?
"I watched an interview you did after the South Africa game and you said something like “They will be shouting”. You lack professionalism, referring to fans in that manner. Finidi should take responsibility for the poor performance and stop trading blame."

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"As good sportmanship Osihmen doesn’t need the heated explanation for the internet. That was uncalled for."


He’s talking like this now because he’s made money. Those days he was nobody I’m sure he will be up and running any time every minute without bragging."


"Forget about being professional, he's also human. If he doesn't do it, people will believe he did it. Even European players do this sometimes, so please allow him to be human abeg."


"Osimhen is becoming rude and arrogant now forgetting we all pushed him up. Nobody fit tell you how to live your life but you go follow instructions for Napoli but wen e reach Nigeria you wan form king."


"Osimhen is injured I don’t understand ThT coach coming online to say that he won’t beg him to play. That Finidi George is not worthy to be super eagles coach I swear."

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"If Finidi George would resign due to his failures in just 2 matches, it shows he is a Man of honour and integrity, then. Tinubu must resign for his calamitous failure after 1 year."

Psquare’s 2007 music video about Finidi George trends

Nigeria's chances of playing in the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers went lower following the Super Eagles 2-1 defeat to neighbours Benin Republic in the fourth round of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Monday, June 10.

Following the recent defeat to the Benin Republic, Nigerian football lovers have expressed their disappointment at the Super Eagles, with many criticising national coach Finidi George.

Some netizens dug up an old song, Temptation, by music duo Psquare, which hinted at Finidi's capability.


Source: Legit.ng

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