Super Eagles: Osimhen tackles Finidi George, says he’s big disappointment

Victor Osimhen, Nigeria and Napoli striker, has expressed his disappointment with former Super Eagles coach, Finidi George, who recently resigned.

Osimhen’s frustration stems from accusations made by Finidi, claiming that the striker lacked commitment, refused to play in crucial World Cup qualifier matches, and considered himself above discipline.

It was earlier disclosed that Finidi had commented on the challenges of disciplining certain players associated with influential figures.

These remarks were made during a meeting in Abuja with NFF officials and Sports Minister John Enoh, reviewing the Super Eagles’ shaky 2026 World Cup campaign. The team had recently drawn 1-1 with South Africa in Uyo and suffered a 2-1 loss to Benin in Abidjan.

Finidi specifically mentioned Osimhen to illustrate his point about the top stars’ lack of commitment to the national team. Osimhen missed two critical World Cup qualifiers, with the official reason being a four-week injury.

However, Finidi suggested that Osimhen could have still played in these matches. He stated that he could not beg the striker to represent the national team after Osimhen withdrew due to injury.

In response, Osimhen vehemently denied these allegations in an Instagram Live video, stating he had lost respect for Finidi. He detailed the circumstances leading to his absence, explaining that he had informed Finidi and his doctor about his injury.

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