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William Troost-Ekong names what he admires about new Super Eagles coach, Finidi George

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong recently expressed his admiration for Finidi George, who has been appointed as Nigeria national team’s head coach after serving as interim coach following Jose Peseiro’s departure.

Troost-Ekong spoke highly of Finidi’s legendary status in African and Nigerian football, citing his accomplishments with Ajax in the Netherlands and Real Betis in Spain. He praised Finidi’s humility despite his remarkable career, mentioning his recent success with Enyimba in winning the league.

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“George Finidi is someone who is a legend. In African football, and Nigerian football, even here in Greece, whenever ex-Nigerian players are mentioned, Finidi’s name always comes up. Especially growing up in Holland, just outside Amsterdam, for someone who played so much for Ajax and achieved so much there, he’s someone I look up to and feel very connected to,” Troost-Ekong said.

Troost-Ekong also commended Finidi’s humility, saying, “He is always very humble, too humble for what he has achieved. Everyone recognizes the work he did for Enyimba last year when he won the league. So, for him to now get the chance to be the interim head coach [now the full-time head coach], I am very happy to see that. He’s a great guy.”

The Super Eagles are gearing up for their World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin Republic. Troost-Ekong, currently recovering from surgery following an injury at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, is eager to return to action for Nigeria.

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