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Finidi fails to impress major stakeholders as Super Eagles interim boss

The former Enyimba coach will bank on the majority votes to succeed as next coach of the Super Eagles but his popularity amongst some major stakeholders seems to be on a shortfall with how far he has managed the squad. 

Several FA Chairmen have so far shown a lack of good impression of Finidi George after coaching the Super Eagles to a win and an unwanted loss in the friendlies while being temporarily in charge of the senior team.

Under Finidi, the Eagles outscored Ghana 2-1 only to lose 2-0 to Mali in a second friendly Tuesday night all in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The Enyimba coach was hailed after the win over arch-rivals Ghana, only to be bashed after Mali beat Nigeria for the first time in 10 years.

The former Ajax winger led Enyimba to a record ninth NPFL championship last season.

He was an assistant to Jose Peseiro as Nigeria went all the way to the final of the recent AFCON, against most expectations.

The majority of the stakeholders will subsequently support the appointment of a foreign coach for the Super Eagles following these results.

The NFF are expected to soon announce a new Super Eagles coach, who will lead the country’s team to two crucial 2026 World Cup qualifiers at home against South Africa and away in Benin, all in June.

Nigeria are third in their qualifying group with two points after draws with Lesotho and Zimbabwe in November.

Rwanda is the surprise group leader on four points, while South Africa are second with three points.

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