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Players back Finidi George to elevate to the role of head coach

The NFF may be open to elevating former assistant coach of the Super Eagles team to the role of interim coach in order to lead the Super Eagles in the coming friendly games against Ghana and Mali later month. 

As seen in the media, and with the NFF still searching for a new coach for the senior team, it has been revealed that some senior players of the team would like to see assistant coach, Finidi George take the helm of affairs in the games to come.

Since the exit of Jose Peseiro as head coach following the expiration of his contract, which ended after the AFCON tournament in Cote d’Ivoire, the NFF has yet to decide on who will be next to lead the Super Eagles, especially considering the competitions and friendlies ahead.

Despite reports of several applications already being made for the role since the NFF declared it vacant, some team players have voiced their opinions of whom they think should lead as coach.

Earlier on, it was also revealed that the NFF were open to securing an interim coach to lead the Super Eagles in the coming friendly games against Ghana and Mali later this month. 

However, according to a debrief by Owngoalnigeria.com, these said players are open to a scenario where Finidi George, who was assistant coach to Peseiro before his departure, gets elevated to the role of head coach of the team.

This report also indicates the federation’s wishes to hire an indigenous coach for the team by taking the path of the latest winners of the AFCON, the Ivorian national team and the Senegalese team – which won the AFCON in 2021.

The NFF president is said to be open to considering their opinions on who is to be made coach of the senior team next and the underground works are being made to that effect.

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