BREAKING: Finidi George makes history. Resigns as shortest-serving Eagles coach


Super Eagles coach, Finidi George, has made a sort of history as he has resigned from the position.

This came just weeks after his appointment – and after uninspiring performances by the team in the first two critical games he handled.

These were two World Cup qualifying matches against South Africa and Benin Republic.

He drew the first and lost the second.

His resignation was made known by ex-Super Eagles media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, in a post on on Saturday.

He wrote, “News just in. Finidi George #FinidiGeorge_FG has resigned from his #NGSuperEagles manager position.”

As ‘The Punch’ reports, the resignation follows the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) decision to appoint a foreign coach to oversee him, despite his recent appointment in May.

George, 53, took the reins after Jose Peseiro’s contract ended in February, having served as his assistant for 20 months. However, the team’s disappointing performance in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin led to his demotion.

As a result, George’s one-year contract will be downgraded, and his reported monthly salary of N15m will be reduced to N5m. His handpicked assistants will also be replaced by the new foreign coach’s staff.

In a meeting with Sports Minister John Enoh, George expressed his frustration with the lack of support from the NFF and questioned the commitment of Nigeria’s top players in the crucial World Cup qualifiers.

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