2026 World Cup qualifiers: Ndidi backs Finidi George to succeed as Super Eagles gaffer

Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi is cocksure that newly appointed Super Eagles gaffer, Finidi George will succeed as the helmsman of the team and qualify the country for the 2026 World Cup to be hosted by USA, Canada and Mexico.

Ndidi told Blueprint Sport at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja that “Finidi possess the qualities to lead Nigerian football to greater heights.

“It is amazing. I worked with him (Finidi) in Morocco against Ghana and Mali (friendlies game) It was actually hard for him because he was alone, doing everything alone because there was no assistants or nothing. But he actually did an amazing job trying to put the team together”

“He was very humble and trying to make everyone understands what is at stake. I say congratulations to him because he actually deserves it and we’ll see what happens in the future and we look forward to it,” the former Genk of Belgium player told Blueprint Sport

On the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, Ndidi disclosed that the Super Eagles are determined and focused on getting the job done against South Africa and Benin Republic.

“The players know what is at stake and are focused on qualifying for the mundial having missed out from 2022 World Cup hosted by Qatar. “For now, I think we just focus on the World Cup qualifiers which is very important to us. We know where we are on the table and it is not really good. We are just trying to put ourselves together and we know how important these two games (South Africa and Benin Republic) are and it is something we should not allow to slip off our hands.

“With the players coming back, we are going to see what happens in these games. Deep down, we know it’s very important. It is going to be a tough one and not an easy one but we are up for it.” he said.

Ndidi, 27, was sidelined due to injury, missing the just concluded AFCON in Cote D’Ivoire but after recovery was instrumental to Leicester’s City return to the English premiership.

Super Eagles sits in third position in Group C with two points while main rivals South Africa are second with three points.

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