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Ex-NFF president Amaju Pinnick explains why Finidi George is the best coach for Super Eagles

Former president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has explained why he thinks Finidi George is the right man to lead the Super Eagles.

Finidi handled the Super Eagles in the two international friendlies against Black Stars of Ghana and Eagles of Mali last month.

The former Ajax winger is among the coaches jostling for the Super Eagles top position.

The 52-year-old was one of the assistants to former handler of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro.

Pinnick, stated that Finidi has all the right attributes to lead the Super Eagles.

“Even though Jose Peseiro started slowly, the end justified the reason we brought him, so I don’t have any regrets,” Pinnick told Arise TV.

“Under his internship was a player that was once regarded as one of the best wingers in the world- Finidi George- one of the best wingers at a point- a player that had a formal or informal internship as a player under one of the best coaches in the world Luis Van Gaal- a player that at Real Betis, he was excellent. He(Finidi) was at Ajax, and if you know Ajax, they believe in developmental football, where they teach you how to chest, trap, and play the ball again. So he has those virtues, and my opinion is that we encourage him.

“He played two friendly games, he lost one and made negative history because Mali have not beaten Nigeria in over 40 years, and positive history because Nigeria has not beaten Ghana in over 30 years.

“In my opinion, I’ve seen him, I’ve worked with him, I brought him on when I was president as one of the assistant coaches. He has some virtues that we need as a coach. He has leadership, dexterity, and most importantly, humility.

“There’s no encumbrance, if you wave Finidi round, you will not see any encumbrance around him. There are many information and many things I know.

“So what do we do with someone like Finidi that played under some of the best coaches in the world, that also played at that level, and coached one of our indigenous and one most successful teams in Africa? We build capacity around him.”

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