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“Allow us do our jobs” — Finidi George blasts critics



"Allow us do our jobs" -- Finidi George blasts critics

Super Eagles head coach Finidi George fires at his critics after his decision to leave Victor Boniface out of the 1-1 draw with South Africa.

Following the intense World Cup qualifier, the Nigeria national team coach explains to reporters the reason behind Boniface’s absence in the Thursday clash.

Addressing the media’s inquiries post-match, George defended his decision, emphasizing the complexities of in-game management and the need for tactical flexibility.

“Allow us to do our jobs,” George stated firmly. “We wanted to introduce Boniface and Moffi, but Semi had a knock, and we had to take him off and introduce Moffi and Onyedika.”

The match saw Nigeria’s plans disrupted by an injury to Semi Ajayi, forcing an unplanned substitution that altered George’s strategy. This decision drew criticism from fans and media, who had anticipated Boniface’s involvement.

Finidi George acknowledged the external pressures and opinions but insisted on the necessity for professional judgment. “The fans and media would shout for different players. If they don’t perform well, the shout will be, take him off. Allow us to do our jobs,” he reiterated.

The Super Eagles now turn their focus to their upcoming match against Benin Republic on Monday, where George’s squad selections and tactical decisions will again come under scrutiny as Nigeria aims for a stronger performance.

Boniface’s absence will likely remain a topic of discussion following the devastating draw as Finidi George turns attention to Benin Republic.