Taraba FA Chairman lauds NFF For Appointing Indigenous Coach


By Oluwole Francis

Chairman Taraba State Football Association, Mahmud Sanusi Mohammed, has commended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for appointing Finidi George as the coach of Super Eagles.

The former Ajax Amsterdam of Holland player was on Monday unveiled as the new coach of the Super Eagles following agitations from Nigerians asking for an indigenous coach.

Sanusi who is also an advocate of indigenous coach said the NFF is on point for appointing Finidi George.

He appealed to the NFF to give the newly appointed coach a free hand to operate adding that interference will do Nigerian football no good.

“The main issue we have been having is interference but people look at it as nothing
but it has its impacts on the balance of the team.

“I think the best thing Nigeria Football Federation should do is to allow him to get the players he wants. He can see in his head how he wants them to play, how he wants them to approach the game.
So, if you don’t give him that room to invite the right players, it might cause us a big upset.

Finidi will be assisted by former national team mate, Daniel Amokachi. Olatunji Baruwa is the goalkeeper trainer, Chima Onyeka slots in as fitness trainer and Benjamin James will also be a backroom staff member.

The new Super Eagles coaching crew is expected to carry on with the preparations for the crucial 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin Republic later in June.

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