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Super Eagles coach, Finidi George underneath fireplace after shock defeat to Benin

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The Super Eagles’ 2-1 defeat to Benin within the 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Monday has sparked a wave of criticism directed on the head coach, Finidi George, with followers questioning his ways and participant choice.

The loss, which noticed Nigeria fall behind Benin and South Africa of their qualifying group, has left the crew’s hopes of reaching the 2026 World Cup hanging.

Reacting to the disappointing consequence, DISTINGUISHED KPMG LinkedIn Everest @novieverest through X urged followers to stay optimistic, saying, “Instead of spoiling the image of the Super Eagles just because you don’t like Coach Finidi George, why not pray for the Super Eagles? Learn to be positive and pray.”

However, many others have been much less forgiving, with Alabi @the_Lawrenz lambasting the choice to nominate George, whose “only managerial experience was Enyimba FC.”

Alabi wrote, “We are not serious as a country… Super Eagles will miss yet another World Cup. I’m tired.”

JUST KINGS @JustKingss went a step additional, stating, “Finidi George will probably go down as the worst Nigerian Coach ever.”

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The defeat was significantly troublesome to swallow for some, given Nigeria’s latest historical past in opposition to Benin.

SportsDokita (Odogwu) @Sports_Doctor2 identified, “We lost to Benin Republic on a NEUTRAL ground in Ivory Coast managed by our former coach Rohr. Omoh Finidi George this one is hard to take oooh, it’s a very bitter pill to swallow.”

Omo Kogi (Yagba) @Oladapomikky1 expressed disappointment on the squandered alternative for Nigeria’s “golden generation of attackers” to expertise the World Cup, saying, “In a group, where we have Benin, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria, they are lying 5th… Finidi George no try at all.”

The criticism prolonged to George’s crew choice and ways, with Frank The Writer @FrankWriter1 questioning why international coaches usually fare higher with the Super Eagles, writing, “I think he should just quit. He’s not fielding the right players. He lacks tactics. But why do foreign coaches always doing better?”

As the fallout from the Benin defeat continues, the stress mounts on Finidi to show the crew’s fortunes round and preserve their World Cup desires alive.



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