NFF Unveils Finidi George As Super Eagles Coach, Names Amokachi, Others Assistants

The Nigeria Football Federation, on Monday, unveiled former Ajax star Finidi George as the new coach of the Super Eagles.

Finidi was appointed two weeks ago, but the NFF did not reveal the specifics of the deal he signed.

He, however, signed his contract at the event where NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau, and the Sports minister John Enoh unveiled him as the new Eagles boss.

NFF also revealed that Finidi would be assisted by his former Super Eagles teammate, Daniel Amokachi, and former Shooting Stars player Benjamin James, who is based in Germany.

He will also have the services of Mehmet Ozturk, who will serve as an analyst, and the Netherland-based fitness trainer Chima Onyeike, who has worked in Russia, Germany, and Greece, will also assist Finidi.

Meanwhile, Olatunji Baruwa will return as the goalkeeper trainer.

Meanwhile, there are insinuations that Finidi was only handed a one-year contract to lead the Super Eagles in their next campaign.

This was disclosed by a popular football analyst and journalist, Osasu Obayiuawana, who queried the lifespan of the contract given to Finidi.

He wrote on his X handle on Monday, “Wait a minute… @FinidiGeorge_FG was only given a ONE YEAR CONTRACT by @thenff to manage the @NGSuperEagles? Is this a joke or what?”The new Super Eagles coach is expected to carry on with the preparations for the crucial 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin later in June.

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