Sports Minister Rallies Support For New Super Eagles Coach, Finidi George


Minister of Sports Development, John Owan Enoh, on Monday rallied the support of critical stakeholders and Nigerians for Finidi George, the newly appointed coach of the Super Eagles.

Speaking during George’s unveiling as the new head coach of the Super Eagles on Monday inside the Media Centre of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, Enoh, who observed that the appointment was well received by Nigerians, expressed his confidence in the coach’s ability to take the Super Eagles to a new height.

For this to happen, he stated that George requires “the support of all Nigerians for him to succeed”.

According to the minister, with his appointment, George has the responsibility to bring back the liveliness and excitement of the Nigerian Football.

The minister stated that President Bola Tinubu’s administration started with so much support for Nigerian Football, adding, “we can’t afford to let him down”.

Earlier in his remarks the President of Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Dr Ibrahim Muza Gusau, stated that the appointment of Finidi George signalled a new dawn in the history of Nigerian Football.

Gusau said the appointment was in line with the clamour of Nigerians for an indigenous coach to handle the Super Eagles.

He explained that it was in deference to this yearning that the Federation directed the technical team saddled with the responsibility of picking the coach to look inwards and choose an indigenous coach for the national team.

Now that the choice of the coach has been made, he called on all Nigerians to support George to succeed in his new role especially with the the World Cup and AFCON qualifiers in sight.

In his response, Finidi George thanked the NFF and Nigerians for his appointment.

He promised to put in his best in the task of lifting Nigerian Football to the next level.