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Finidi George praised after Nigeria beat Ghana for the first time in 18-years

Following Nigeria’s triumphant victory over Ghana, fans of the Super Eagles have rallied behind interim manager Finidi George, urging the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to appoint him as the permanent successor to former manager Jose Peseiro.

In the much-anticipated clash between Nigeria and Ghana, dubbed the “jollof derby,” the Super Eagles emerged victorious with a hard-fought 2-1 win over their rivals, the Black Stars.

Nigerian striker Cyriel Dessers set the tone for the match by opening the scoring with a well-taken penalty, followed by a crucial goal from super-sub Ademola Lookman, showcasing the team’s determination and skill under Finidi George’s interim leadership.

Despite Ghana’s resilience and a late goal from Jordan Ayew, Nigeria held firm to secure the victory, prompting an outpouring of support for Finidi George on social media platforms.

Many fans expressed their fervent desire for the NFF to make his interim role permanent, citing his leadership and tactical prowess during the win over Ghana.

Former Nigeria forward Finidi George, renowned for his illustrious playing career with clubs like Ajax Amsterdam and Real Betis, has received widespread praise for his role as interim coach.

Fans believe that his experience and deep connection to Nigerian football make him the ideal candidate to guide the Super Eagles forward.

Having been appointed by the NFF for the March international friendlies against Ghana and Mali, Finidi George’s tenure as interim coach has garnered significant acclaim.

As Nigeria celebrates its victory over Ghana and looks ahead to future international competitions, supporters remain optimistic about Finidi George’s potential to lead the team to further success on the global stage.

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