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Nigeria appoint legend George Finidi new Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed George Finidi as the new head coach for the Super Eagles.

The former Nigerian international, Afcon 1994 winner with Nigeria replaces Portuguese Jose Peseiro who was in charge of the national team at the 2023 Afcon where he led the team to the silver medal after losing to hosts Ivory Coast.

The 53 year old was part of Peseiro staff and was in charge of the team during the March friendlies against Ghana and Mali on interim basis.

The former Ajax, Real Mallorca, Real Betis and Ipswich winger has been in charge of Enyimba since 2021.

George Finidi won the Eredivisie title and UEFA Champions League during his spell with Ajax as a player and made 26 Premier League appearances for Ipswich during the club’s last top-flight campaign, scoring six goals.

His first task will be to ensure Nigeria qualify for the next edition of AFCON, which is due to take place in Morocco in 2025, and the 2026 World Cup.

His first official matches as head coach will be their World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin in June.

The post Nigeria appoint legend George Finidi new Super Eagles coach appeared first on Kawowo Sports.

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