I Will Not Let Anybody Down – Spiritual Finidi vows to make Nigerians proud as new Nigeria coach


A grateful and humble Finidi George has vowed to get the job done as the new coach of Nigeria Super Eagles.

Former Enyimba coach, Fenidi George, has said he is determined to “make Nigerians proud” after being given the opportunity to coach the national team, Super Eagles.

The former winger was officially unveiled as Nigeria's new coach on Monday, replacing Jose Peseiro who departed after the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.


Finidi George's reign as Super Eagles coach has officially begun after his introduction by the National Football League.


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Fenidi makes a promise to Nigerians

Speaking at his first press conference, an emotional Fenidi admitted that he never expected to land such a prestigious role, as he vowed to do his best to succeed.

“I want to say it's a great opportunity for me to be standing here in the first place,” he said in a YouTube video. “I never expected to be here.

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Finidi George has promised to make Nigerians proud as the new coach of the Super Eagles.

“I have been working hard for almost three years that I have been in Nigeria and I want to say that I am grateful for this amazing opportunity I have been given to coach the Super Eagles.

“It's not an easy task for anyone but I'm very happy, even though there are not enough words. For me, it's just a matter of starting work right away which I was doing even before signing this contract.”

NFF unveils Vindi George as the new Super Eagles technical director.

NFF unveils Vindi George as the new Super Eagles technical director. (Image source: Temple of Football/X)

“I just want to say thank you so much for this great opportunity, and I believe the Lord who brought me here will make everything perfect.

“My mission is to make Nigerians proud, the union and also this great opportunity. I believe I will not let anyone down. I will do my best to make sure we get the job done.”

The first Super Eagles squad under Fendi George ahead of the match against Ghana.

The first Super Eagles squad under Fendi George ahead of the match against Ghana. (Image source: NFF/Facebook)

Fenidi, who has 62 caps and was part of the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations-winning side, takes charge of the struggling Super Eagles side who lost on penalties to Ivory Coast in this year's Africa Cup of Nations final.

The 53-year-old coach recently assumed temporary responsibility during the 2-1 friendly win over Ghana and the 2-0 loss to Mali, where he tasted the role.

Nigeria vs Ghana

New Super Eagles coach Fenidi George replaces Jose Peseiro | imago

Finidi George made some tactical adjustments in Nigeria's win over Ghana (Imago)

His immediate goal will be to ensure qualification for the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

With his legendary status and experience working under Biseiro, the Nigeria Football Federation is backing Fenedi to restore pride in the national team squad.

However, there are still concerns about whether he has been given enough time, as he only signed an initial 12-month contract to revive the Super Eagles' fortunes.

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