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Pinnick Backs Finidi’s Decision To Pick Foreign Assistants for Nigerian Team


May 10, 2024

Former president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick claimed newly appointed Super Eagles head coach, Finidi George is right to insist on foreign assistants and should be allowed to do so.

The 53-year-old Finidi had reportedly turned down the chance to work with some of his former teammates, opting to bring in an expatriate to help him on the job.

Pinnick in an interview referenced previous coaches of the team who worked with foreign assistants, insisting that Backroom staffing is more scientific right now, and assistant coaches are the engine room of the success of any coach because they see what the coach can’t see.