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BREAKING: Finidi George appointed new Super Eagles head coach

Former Nigeria midfielder, Finidi George, has been appointed as the new head coach of the Super Eagles.

This was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday.

George replaces Jose Peseiro, whose contract ended at the end of February this year.

George’s appointment was approved by the NFF Board, based on the recommendation of its Technical and Development Committee.

The committee recommended George, a 52-year-old former Ajax Amsterdam and Real Betis forward, ahead of other candidates.

Finidi George, who spent 20 months as an assistant to the outgoing José Santos Peseiro, had been serving as the interim coach after the Portuguese tactician’s departure following the Super Eagles’ impressive run to the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.

During his interim tenure, George oversaw two friendly matches in Morocco last month, where the team ended an 18-year winless streak against Ghana with a 2-1 victory before suffering a 0-2 loss to Mali.

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