Just In: Finidi George Speaks as He Begins Training with Super Eagles

Just In: Finidi George Speaks as He Begins Training with Super Eagles

  • Finidi George, the interim coach of the Super Eagles, has shown a highly spirited readiness for the team-friendly matches
  • In a video interview, Finidi said the AFCON is gone, and he and his team have to ensure that the job given to them is done well
  • The Super Eagles' temporary coach said some players have started arriving at the camp ahead of the clashes between the Super Eagles and Ghana and Mali

Super Eagles interim coach Finidi George has said the response has been good, with some of the players resuming training at the team camp ahead of the friendly matches between the Black Stars of Ghana and their counterpart in Mali.

Finidi took over from Jose Peseiro, who was the manager of the Super Eagles on a two-year contract, which ended at the end of the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d'Ivoire.

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Super Eagles interim coach Finidi George speaks ahead of Ghana, Mali matches
Finidi George expresses confidence in winning friendlies against Ghana, Mali. Photo Credit: Super Eagles
Source: Twitter

The team has arrived in Marrakesh, Morocco, where the matches against Ghana and Mali will be played.

Finidi George expresses readiness to play Ghana, Mali

Speaking to a journalist in a video shared by Pooja, George said the players at the camp were not doing intensive training anymore because they were still waiting for others to join the team.

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Speaking on his feelings about the matches against Ghana and Mali, the former Ajax player said:

"As a coach, there is a responsibility, and that is what we do. We have to be calm, do our job, and ensure we do it properly. We know a lot of Nigerians are watching. So, we want to make them proud. AFCON is gone. These are two games that are very, very crucial to Nigeria. We will take it seriously and ensure we get the best of this game."

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See the video of the interview here:

Nigeria vs Ghana: Osimhen, other Super Eagles players absent

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria's Super Eagles were set for a friendly battle with their counterparts in Ghana and Mali later in March.

The matches in Morocco will be the first of their kind since their campaigns at the 2023 AFCON in Cote d'Ivoire.

However, four Super Eagles stars, including Victor Osimhen, will not be playing in the matches.

Source: Legit.ng

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