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Finidi George pledges to lead Super Eagles to 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification

Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles, have a mission of securing a ticket to the 2026 FIFA World Cup, and their new coach, Finidi George, is determined to make it happen.

In a recent interview, Finidi George has expressed his unwavering commitment to ensuring Nigeria’s qualification for the prestigious tournament, set to take place in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Currently, Nigeria’s qualifying journey has hit a rough patch, with the team sitting in third place in their group, behind Rwanda and South Africa, with just two points. The upcoming matches against South Africa and Benin in June are crucial for the Super Eagles’ chances of overtaking their rivals and securing a spot in the World Cup.

Despite being relatively new to the role of head coach, George is undaunted by the challenges ahead. He acknowledges the disappointment of Nigeria’s recent friendly defeat against Mali but remains focused on the task at hand. The former Ajax Amsterdam winger emphasizes that with the support of Nigerians, the team can achieve their goals.

In his words, George stresses the collective responsibility of all Nigerians in the quest for World Cup qualification.

“The World Cup qualification matches against South Africa and the Benin Republic is a collective responsibility for all Nigerians,” Finidi said, as per Complete Sports.

“I know I am in charge now, and the heavy responsibility is on me to win the two world cup matches. “I will do my best to ensure success and qualify for the World Cup. I am also in touch with the players, and they are ready and willing to give their all, having missed out on the last edition held in Qatar.

“In terms of having knowledge of our opponents, I have been following them. “The world today is a global village; one can monitor anything in the comfort of his/ her sitting room.

“We need prayers and support from everybody; this is our own; we can do it and do it well.

“I watch our players weekly as they play in their various clubs. Honestly, my target is to win the two matches and not to be judged with the two international friendly games played.”

With his sights set firmly on securing wins in the upcoming matches, Finidi George is determined to write a new chapter of success for Nigerian football on the road to the 2026 FIFA World Cup.


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