Finidi George Makes Shocking Revelation After Nigeria Exit

Recently departed Nigeria head coach Finidi George has made a shocking revelation about the Nigerian Football Federation, following his unexpected resignation from the national team on Saturday.

The former Enyimba FC coach was officially appointed as the Super Eagles’ permanent manager in April 2024, after leading the side on an interim basis during the March international break following the departure of Jose Peseiro, who led Nigeria to the 2023 AFCON final, where they lost to hosts Ivory Coast.

George oversaw the Super Eagles’ 1-1 draw against South Africa at home in the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Cup qualifiers in what was his first competitive match in the dugout, before a surprise 2-1 defeat to Benin eventually put his position under threat, prompting the NFF to have an urgent meeting. Upon the conclusion of the meeting, the NFF released a statement claiming a foreign coach would come in as their new technical advisor. However, the 53-year-old mentor has since revealed that the
The football body did not inform him of his demotion.

“They met on Wednesday and took a decision to hire a technical adviser,” he told ESPN.”I have no problems with that, “But we had a three-hour meeting on Thursday, looking back at what happened and talking about the way forward. At no point did anybody mention that they were getting a new technical adviser.

The former Ajax Amsterdam attacker further explained that he had to read about his demotion on the internet and claims he was still not informed of any decision taken about his future, despite reports of his replacement surfacing for days. “I was on my way home and just landed at the airport when I got a call about it. I was so surprised.
had to park by the roadside to read about it,” he said.

“For two days, I waited to see if they would have the courtesy to inform me, but I did not hear from them so I decided to resign. Overall, George managed to win one of the four games he was in charge of for Nigeria. The three-time African Champions rank fifth in Group C with three points from four matches, putting their World
Cup qualification hopes are in jeopardy.

Meanwhile, Antonio Conceicao, who led Cameroon to a third-place finish in the 2021 AFCON, been linked with the Super Eagles hot seat alongside current Indomitable Lions coach Marc Brys, according to multiple reports.

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