NFF Speaks on Finidi George's Purported Resignation as Super Eagles Coach

NFF Speaks on Finidi George's Purported Resignation as Super Eagles Coach

  • The NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau, has said he does not know about the reported resignation of Super Eagles coach, Finidi George
  • reports that Finidi had been under fire since the Super Eagles lost to The Cheetahs of Benin Republic in a crucial world cup qualifier
  • The NFF had afterwards decided to engage a foreign technical adviser for the Super Eagles journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering sports and football in Nigeria and worldwide.

FCT, Abuja - Ibrahim Gusau, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Saturday, June 15, said he is "not yet aware" if embattled Super Eagles coach, Finidi George, has submitted a resignation letter.

The Punch inquired about Finidi's alleged exit from Gusau.

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In May 2024, Finidi was officially unveiled as coach of the Nigerian national football team. Photo credit: @FinidiGeorge_FG
Source: Twitter

When asked for comments, the NFF helmsman replied:

"Not yet aware.”

In the same vein, asked the NFF's director of communication, Ademola Olajire, a similar question, but he has yet to respond to our message as of press time.

Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, in 1971, played as a right winger during his active days as a professional footballer.

After making a name for himself at Ajax in the Netherlands – being a leading figure in a team which won eight major titles, including the 1995 Champions League – he played several years in Spain with Real Betis, also having a brief spell in England before retiring. Finidi was a member of the Nigeria team during the 1990s, appearing in two world cups.

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Before he was appointed Super Eagles' head coach in April/May 2024, Findi coached Enyimba football club of Aba. With 'The Elephants', he won the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) in 2023.

Expert says Siasia should replace Finidi

With the news of Finidi George's resignation flying around, a sports journalist, Tosin Dare has urged the NFF to keep faith with local coaches.

Dare told

"I don't really support NFF going for a foreign coach now, unless they are bringing a very one with a proven record. Someone like Herve Renard. If not, they should still go for a Nigerian coach.
"I don't really know the problem they have with Emmanuel Amunike. They should employ Amunike, if they can't employ him, Samson Siasia's ban will end by August, they should wait till then and employ Siasia."

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Nigerians ask NFF to hire Siasia

Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media are calling on the NFF to hire Samson Siasia as the new Super Eagles coach.

The agitation comes after Finidi reportedly resigned as the head coach of the senior national team.

The NFF would be looking to replace Finidi, following Nigeria's disappointing 2026 world cup qualifying matches in June.


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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