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Why I dumped Enyimba for Super Eagles – Finidi George reveals

The head coach of the Super Eagles, Finidi George, has revealed why he left his role at Enyimba.

According to him, he never considered combining the national team job with his role at the NPFL club.

Finidi led Enyimba FC to win the Nigeria Professional Football League title last year and had powered them to the third position on the log this term with only six games left to play.

Finidi combined his job at the Aba Elephants with his role as the assistant coach to Jose Peseiro during the Portuguese tactician’s 20-month stint in charge of the Super Eagles.

However, after Finidi was appointed to succeed Peseiro, some reports indicated he would still retain his position with Enyimba FC.

But the former Ajax Amaterdam winger has cleared the air, insisting that he has vacated his office in Aba as he is fully committed to the Super Eagles.

Finidi maintains that the national team job is a bigger job than any club position in the NPFL, especially with Nigeria looking to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

“I don’t think it is wise to continue with Enyimba, knowing the level of work needed for them to retain the league title, and at the same time, carry on with the strenuous job of running a quality Super Eagles team,” Finidi told Afrik-Foot.

“I don’t think it will be wise for me handling Enyimba and the Super Eagles at the same time. I am not a superman.

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