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ANALYSIS: Finidi’s time as Super Eagles coach in numbers

ANALYSIS: Finidi’s time as Super Eagles coach in numbers

Former international Finidi George on Saturday, resigned his appointment as Super Eagles coach after only one month in charge. In this report, Bold Sports looks at the time spent by the ex-Ajax Amsterdam man in numbers:

2 – Finidi was only in charge of the Super Eagles as coach for two games, playing a 1-1 draw with South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo before losing 2-1 to Benin Republic in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Both games were 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

2 – The Super Eagles under Finidi only found the back of the net two times – Raphael Onyedika’s 27th-minute equalizer against South Africa and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru’s opener in the 2-1 loss to Benin Republic.

4 – Finidi handed international debuts to four players (Ibrahim Olawoyin, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Benjamin Tanimu, Sodiq Ismail) as Eagles coach.

Fisayo Dele-Bashiru debuts for Nigeria against South Africa. Photo: Modzero Media

3 – Finidi’s team conceded three goals during his time in charge, once in the 1-1 draw with South Africa and twice in the 2-1 loss to Gernot Rohr’s Benin Republic.

15 – Finidi agreed to earn ₦15m monthly as Super Eagles coach.

18 – Finidi used a total number of 18 players in his two games in charge as Super Eagles coach.

31 – Finidi was in charge of the Eagles for only 31 days after being unveiled by the Minister of Sports John Enoh and the Nigeria Football Federation on May 13.

Finidi

0 – His team failed to keep a clean sheet in two games he was in charge.

194 – Finidi spent 194 minutes on the pitch as Super Eagles coach, with 96 of them coming in the 1-1 draw with South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, while the 2-1 loss to Benin Republic in Abidjan, Ivory Coast lasted for 98 minutes.

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