Two games, no win…Finidi George’s abysmal stint as Super Eagles coach

 Two games, no win…Finidi George’s abysmal stint as Super Eagles coach

Finidi George‘s tenure as the head coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles has come to a premature end after a dismal start to the World Cup qualifying campaign.

George resigned from his position after just two games and two world Cup qualifiers games where he failed to win a match and managed just one point from the available six.

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The former Nigerian international who was among super eagles team of 1994 took the reins with high hopes and expectations, but his team’s performances were marred by lackluster displays and tactical shortcomings.

The Super Eagles drew 1-1 with South Africa in their first qualifier with him in charge, before succumbing to a 2-1 defeat to Benin in their second match leaving them just a point above Zimbabwe at the bottom of their group.

George’s inability to inspire his star-studded team and secure crucial points led to mounting pressure and criticism from Nigeria fans. His resignation is a stark admission of his failure to turn the team’s fortunes around.

The NFF will now begin the search for a new coach to salvage the Super Eagles’ World Cup dreams. With the team’s next qualifier scheduled for March next year, the federation has a narrow window to appoint a suitable replacement who will be tasked turn the Super Eagles’ fortunes around.

Finidi George’s brief stint as Super Eagles coach will be remembered as one of the most disappointing in recent history, serving as a reminder of the high expectations and demands that come with coaching the Nigerian national team.

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