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We Will Build One Of The Strongest National Teams In The World – New Super Eagles Technical Crew



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The newly appointed assistant coach of the Super Eagles, Benjamin James, has expressed his confidence in the new backroom staff’s ability to build a formidable national team.

James, a former Shooting Stars player, was unveiled as part of the new Super Eagles technical crew by the Nigeria Football Federation last week, News About Nigeria reports.

The 53-year-old coach, who will combine his role with his job at Bundesliga club Hoffenheim, believes that he, head coach Finidi George, and Daniel Amokachi can work together to create a solid team.

“I have gathered some experience to believe that if I, Finidi, and Amokachi sit down in the same room, we’ll come out with something good,” James told Brila FM.

James praised the current squad, saying the players are good, but need to be put in the right positions.

He also expressed his confidence in Finidi George’s cool-headed approach and believes that Amokachi,  is also a calm and collected person.

“Finidi is a cool-headed person, I’m not so familiar with Amokachi, but I believe he’s also a cool-headed person, and I believe we can rub minds together and come up with the best,” James said.

The new technical crew’s first official assignment will be the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against South Africa.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced the appointment of Finidi George as the new head coach of the Super Eagles in April.

Finidi, a former Nigerian international and member of the “Golden Generation” that won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, takes over the position after serving as assistant coach to José Santos Peseiro.

Finidi had a brief stint as interim coach in May, leading the team to a 2-1 win over Ghana and a 0-2 loss to Mali in friendly matches in Morocco. The 52-year-old coach has an impressive playing career, with 62 caps for Nigeria, including appearances at the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup finals. He also won gold, silver, and bronze medals at various Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.