Super Eagles coach Finidi George state of origin

Super Eagles coach Finidi George state of origin
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Discover Finidi George state of origin, the former Nigerian football star turned coach. Learn more about his roots and journey from his birthplace to the heights of footballing glory.

After Nigeria's participation in two international friendlies in March, there was a need for a new coach for the Super Eagles.

Jose Peseiro, the previous coach, had stepped down after the AFCON finals earlier in the year.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) chose Finidi George to fill this important role.

Ademola Olajire, who works for the NFF, explained why Finidi was picked.

He said Finidi had a lot of experience with the team, especially as he worked closely with Jose Peseiro as an assistant coach.

Olajire also mentioned Finidi's achievements during his coaching career so far.

“Finidi George, besides being a great football player, has worked hard and done well as a coach,” said Olajire in a YouTube video.

He highlighted Finidi's time as an assistant coach, where he helped the team qualify for the AFCON and finish in second place in the tournament.

Olajire emphasized that with only five weeks before important matches, Finidi's familiarity with the team made him the right choice for the job.

Finidi George state of origin

Finidi George state of origin
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Finidi George state of origin: Born on April 15th, 1971, in the vibrant city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, Finidi George emerged as a footballing sensation who would go on to leave an indelible mark on the global stage.

Known fondly as “The Gazelle,” Finidi George's journey from the streets of Port Harcourt to the pinnacle of international football is a testament to his talent, determination, and unwavering spirit.

It was at Ajax in the Netherlands where Finidi truly made a name for himself, becoming a linchpin in a team that enjoyed unprecedented success.

During his time at Ajax, Finidi played a pivotal role in winning eight major titles, including the prestigious UEFA Champions League in 1995.

His performances on the European stage solidified his reputation as one of Africa's finest footballing talents.

Throughout his career, he remained a stalwart of the Nigerian national team, representing his country with pride and distinction on the world stage.

As a member of the Nigeria team during the 1990s, Finidi George participated in two FIFA World Cups, further solidifying his status as a footballing icon.

His contributions to Nigerian football have not only inspired a generation of aspiring players but have also elevated the profile of Rivers State on the global stage.

Today, as the head coach of the Nigeria national football team, Finidi George continues to inspire and mentor the next generation of footballing talent.

Finidi George personal life

Finidi George to lead the Super Eagles
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In Finidi George's personal life, the significance of his name, which translates to “a future full of sun” in English, reflects his optimistic outlook and aspirations.

Growing up in a large family of 11 brothers, football ran deep in their blood.

Tragically, two of his brothers, Igeniwari and Celestine, pursued football as well.

However, their journey was marred by adversity when Igeniwari lost his life during crowd problems at a match.

This poignant loss serves as a reminder of the challenges and risks intertwined with the beautiful game, shaping Finidi's perspective both on and off the field.

In 2014, the Super Eagle coach disposed of his property situated in the upscale Government Reservation Area of Port Harcourt.

The buyer was Apostle Chinyere Chibuzor Nwankwo, a renowned church founder associated with Omega Power Ministries Church.

List of footballers from Port Harcourt

Full Name Year of Birth Profession
George Abbey 1978 Footballer
Echendu Adiele 1978–2011 Footballer
Mercy Akide 1975 Footballer
Thankgod Amaefule 1984 Footballer
Izu Azuka 1989 Footballer
George Datoru 1978 Footballer
Eddy Lord Dombraye 1979 Footballer
Ngozi Ebere 1991 Footballer
Emmanuel Ebiede 1978 Footballer
Dino Eze 1984 Footballer
Finidi George 1971 Footballer
Odeni George 1995 Footballer
Christian Ibeagha 1990 Footballer
John Ibeh 1986 Footballer
Bernie Ibini-Isei 1992 Footballer
Faith Ikidi 1987 Footballer
Manasseh Ishiaku 1983 Footballer
Nasigba John-Jumbo 1988 Footballer
Chiamaka Madu 1996 Footballer
Peter Nieketien 1968 Footballer
Chidi Nwanu 1967 Footballer
David Nwolokor 1996 Footballer
Benji Nzeakor 1964 Footballer
Chidi Odiah 1983 Footballer
Aaron Samuel Olanare 1994 Footballer
Elkanah Onyeali Footballer
Daniel Onyekachi 1985 Footballer
Jesse Sekidika 1996 Footballer
Uchechi Sunday 1994 Footballer
Marco Tagbajumi 1988 Footballer
Nwankwo Tochukwu 1986 Footballer
Hector Tubonemi 1988 Footballer
Adewale Wahab 1984 Footballer
Taribo West 1974 Footballer
Albert Yobo 1979 Footballer
Joseph Yobo 1980 Footballer

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 weeks ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.