Finidi George fancies Super Eagles job


Finidi George says the scheduling of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is bad news for most European teams.

Former Super Eagles winger George Finidi said he’s still interested in a National team coaching role, despite the Nigeria Football Federation overlooking two previous applications.

The 1994 African cup of Nations winners declared his interest in coaching the national U17 team, Golden Eaglets, in 2018 and 2020, but failed to get any on both occasions.

Finidi said he felt disappointed after his latest rejection.

,I’m very disappointed but I understand the Nigerian system quite well,” he told BBC Sport Africa.

“It’s a matter of having the patience. So I’m open continue to improve myself with the hope of getting a chance to coach one of the country’s youth teams.

“When you have the right qualifications, attitude and professionalism, you can only aim for the best and it may even be a chance with the senior side, the Super Eagles, we shall see,” He said.

While the likes of Stephen Keshi, Austin Eguavoen, Daniel Amokachi, Samson Siasia, and Emmanuel Amunike from the Super Eagles class of ‘94 have coached Nigeria, Finidi is one of the few big names yet to get an opportunity, however, the former Ipswich town winger insists he is happy to wait for his chance.

“I understand the challenges, I will just wait for when the time is right and the opportunity present itself again.

“As I continue to look at other options out there, I am open and will not shut the doors to Nigeria.

“I just hope someday that decision will be made and I will be call upon to handle one of the teams. I can only just keep hoping.” He concluded.

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