2026 WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION: Is It Over for the Super Eagles of Nigeria?

The resignation of Finidi George as head coach has cast a shadow over the Super Eagles’ hopes for the 2026 World Cup.

This is a sequel to the unexpected departure of the former Nigerian international has left fans and analysts questioning the future of the national team.

Finidi, born on April 15, 1971, stepped down after a series of disappointing performances. The Super Eagles, three-time AFCON champions, find themselves in fifth place in Group C, struggling to find their footing.

The coach’s resignation followed a string of poor results that have left the team’s qualification hopes hanging by a thread.

Finidi George, who replaced Jose Peseiro on April 29, leaves a team in turmoil. Peseiro’s tenure ended after a dismal African Cup of Nations hosted by Côte d’Ivoire. The Super Eagles have yet to find their rhythm under new leadership, and the departure of George adds to their woes.

Currently, Nigeria is in Group C of the CAF World Cup Qualifiers, having played four matches with three draws and one loss. Their fifth-place position with just three points highlights the uphill battle they face. With no wins so far, the team’s chances of making it to the World Cup appear slim. However, six matches remain, giving them a faint glimmer of hope.

Despite their current predicament, it’s not over for the Super Eagles. The team can still qualify if they develop a winning mentality and adopt a more aggressive, offensive, and defensive strategy.

Meanwhile, to secure a spot in the 2026 FIFA World Cup, they must win the remaining six games and turn their fortunes around. The road ahead is challenging, but the Super Eagles’ destiny is still in their hands.


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