NFF Told to Hand Over Finidi George to Nigerian Police

NFF Told to Hand Over Finidi George to Nigerian Police

  • An APC chieftain has said Finidi George’s reported resignation should be accepted by the NFF
  • The new media enthusiast lamented that the Super Eagles now have to do calculations to qualify for the 2026 world cup
  • reports that Finidi, a former international and Ajax legend, was unveiled in May 2024, but he has supervised disappointing world cup qualifiers journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering sports and football in Nigeria and worldwide.

FCT, Abuja - Akin Akinwale, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, has lightheartedly said Finidi George’s purported resignation as Super Eagles coach “should not just be accepted but he should also be handed over to the Nigeria Police Force”.

The APC chieftain jokingly said Finidi who ‘committed a criminal offence’, has put Nigeria in a “delicate position” concerning the 2026 world cup (WC) qualification.

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Finidi George has reportedly resigned as Super Eagles' head coach. Photo credit: @FinidiGeorge_FG
Source: Twitter

He wrote on his verified X (formerly Twitter) page:

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“Finidi’s resignation should not just be accepted but he should also be handed over to the Nigeria Police Force.
“You cannot put us in this delicate position and walk away freely. You must do jail. It is a criminal offence if you ask me.”

See some reactions to Akinwale's post below:

Balogun Ridwan said:

"Oga olopa ...take am easy now.
"We gather dey der na."

Emmanuel Ocheme concurred:

"I agree."

@ogbenialuko wrote:

"He was not the one that put us in delicate position, we had 2 draws in 2games before he took over.
"We still have 6more games so he can turn things around

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"Our problem is the NFF I will never blame Finidi at all."

In a tweet when Nigeria surprisingly lost to Benin Republic, Akinwale commented:

“Who recommended Finidi as Super Eagles coach? I really wanna know. This is hurtful
“Now we begin to do calculations to qualify for the world cup. We couldn’t win our home games, we are still losing to Benin on a neutral ground.
“Finidi George, thanks for your services, pls resign.”

Expert laments Finidi's engagement

Former Nigeria Info sports presenter Chidiebere Anugwolu described the NFF's decision to hire Finidi as a "bad risk".

According to the sports media expert, Finidi does not have sufficient coaching pedigree.

Anugwolu told

"I don’t think he (Finidi) is good enough for the Super Eagles or that he was our best option just because he won one league title with Enyimba. I think it was a set up for him to accept that job having the timing."

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NFF speaks on Finidi's purported resignation

Meanwhile, Ibrahim Gusau, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Saturday, June 15, said he is "not yet aware" if Finidi has submitted a resignation letter.

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.


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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