Finidi George: Primate Ayodele Sends 'Stern Warning' to NFF President on Coach's Appointment

Finidi George: Primate Ayodele Sends 'Stern Warning' to NFF President on Coach's Appointment

  • Primate Elijah Ayodele has said with Finidi George as Super Eagles head coach, "Nigeria cannot fly as expected"
  • Primate Ayodele projected that Nigeria would experience several troubles with Finidi at the helm of affairs
  • reports that Primate Ayodele's message was specifically directed at the Nigerian football governing body, the NFF journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering sports and football.

Oke Afa, Lagos state - Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele, the founder and spiritual head of the INRI evangelical spiritual church, Lagos state, has said the newly-appointed head coach of the Super Eagles, Finidi George, lacks the capacity to lead the Nigerian team.

Ayodele, in a video shared on his known X (formerly known as Twitter) handle, declared that Emmanuel Amunike "is still a bit better than Finidi".

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Super Eagles: Primate Ayodele predicts failure for Finidi George
Primate Ayodele not in support of Finidi's appointment as Super Eagles head coach. Photo credits: Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele, Finidi George
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The cleric, therefore, asked the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, to have a rethink.

He said:

"With Finidi George (a Champions League winner with Aja Amsterdam), the Super Eagles of Nigeria cannot fly as expected. We are still going to have a lot of trouble.
"Our football will go in shambles. Finidi George doesn't have the capacity. In fact, Amunike is still a bit better than Finidi.
"Finidi George is going to put our football house in a coma. This is a message to the NFF president."

Watch Primate Ayodele's video below:

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Earlier, reported that Shehu Dikko, a member of the FIFA football stakeholder committee, has said the appointment of Finidi as the Super Eagles head coach by the NFF is "the most appropriate decision".

According to the top football administrator, formerly a NFF vice-president, Finidi's appointment will stabilise the Super Eagles team, considering he has been part of the senior national team set-up for over a year.


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at