Finidi Says Nigeria Will Bounce Again As Winless Streak Continues

Finidi Says Nigeria Will Bounce Again As Winless Streak Continues

By AFP – Agence France Presse

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Nigeria coach Finidi George has expressed confidence his workforce will bounce again to prime type in 2026 World Cup qualifying after they prolonged their winless streak to 3 matches.

Nigeria are but to win within the World Cup qualifiers after they may solely drive one other 1-1 draw at residence towards South Africa on Friday within the southern Nigerian city of Uyo.

They’re now fifth out of six groups in Group C, having collected simply three factors from as many matches.

Lesotho lead the part with 5 factors, one level forward of Rwanda and Benin, whereas South Africa sit fourth and Zimbabwe are backside with two factors.

Finidi stated regardless that his workforce dropped two very important factors at residence towards most important rivals South Africa, they’re able to getting their qualifying marketing campaign again on track.

“I’m not shaken, I’m relaxed, we all know what’s at stake, we all know we now have to qualify (for the World Cup), however that doesn’t imply we now have to run helter skelter due to the draw,” the 53-year-old stated.

“We dropped factors and that ought to not break us, a constructive outcome will change the narrative.

“It’s not the very best outcome we wished, we now have to get our heads up and work for the subsequent recreation (Benin).”

Former Nigerian worldwide winger Finidi was handed the reins on a everlasting foundation in April following Nigeria’s defeat within the Africa Cup of Nations closing and poor begin to World Cup qualifying.

Finidi spent 20 months as assistant to Jose Peseiro earlier than the Portuguese coach departed after Nigeria misplaced the AFCON decider 2-1 to hosts Ivory Coast in February.

The Tremendous Eagles will tackle Benin in Abidjan on Monday as they search to kick their World Cup qualifying marketing campaign into gear earlier than it breaks till March 2025.

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