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Fubara Congratulates Super Eagles New Coach, Tasks Him To Represent Rivers Well



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Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state on Tuesday congratulated Finidi George on his new role as the head coach of the Super Eagles.

While congratulating him, Fubara charged the Rivers-born coach to be a good ambassador of the state.

According to the governor, the approval by the Board of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to appoint George as the Super Eagles head coach shows his hard work, perseverance and patriotism over the years.

He further explained that George’s outstanding performances began in 1994 and 1998 in the FIFA World Cup finals.

The Governor noted that the new coach also made significant contributions to Super Eagles by winning gold, silver and bronze medals in the 1992, 1994, 2000 and 2002 AFCON tournaments, among other exploits.

The statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Nelson Chukwudi partly reads, “George’s years of experience as a national and international footballer, particularly his mesmerising displays in Calabar Rovers, Sharks FC in Nigeria; and Ajax Amsterdam and Real Betis, among others in Europe, and as a coach will come handy in his new job.”

Fubara mentioned that he is confident that the 52-year old coach, who had served as assistant to Jose Peseiro before the Portuguese voluntarily resigned his post after guiding Super Eagles to silver medal at the 2023 AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire, would make Nigeria and Rivers proud.

He further wished George well in his new role.

News About Nigeria reported that George’s appointment came after Nigeria lost to Ivory Coast in the last AFCON tournament.

Though the former coach Peseiro was asked to continue with the team, he voluntarily decided to resign.