Osimhen’s rant on Finidi unacceptable –Peterside

Former Nigerian international Peterside Idah has faulted Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen’s rant on Finidi George.

Recall that on Saturday, the Napoli striker attacked Finidi a few hours after he tendered his resignation as Super Eagles head coach.

The former Ajax star has had a difficult time managing the senior national team after drawing South Africa in Uyo and losing 2-1 to Benin in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

However, Osimhen, who was absent in the two games, stated via his Instagram live video rant that Finidi has lost his respect due to his failure to allow him to stay with the team in camp prior to the qualifiers.

But then, Peterside has described Osimhen’s rant as an act of irresponsibility.

“He (Osimhen) needs to come outside and apologize for the things he said to Finidi, Peterside said on social media.

“Finidi George is a legend, You don’t just widen your mouth and say things that are unpalatable. If you have issues with the man, pick up your phone and call him. That’s what responsible people do.

“Osimhen has just shown a bit of irresponsibility, and that’s unexpected. I think the NFF should call Osimhen’s and ask him to apologize. He has to apologize for saying things.”