Victor Ikpeba has said that the appointment of Finidi George as Super Eagles assistant coach is political and someone’s personal interest.
The Atalanta 1996 Olympic Gold medalist lamented the big problem of having so many coaches, especially inexperienced ones, as a catalyst for disaster in the team.
According to Ikpeba, the appointment of Finidi may be to allow him to gain experience in the coaching job and later assume the role of Super Eagles coach.
Former Ajax midfielder, Finidi will work as the second assistant for the incoming foreign head coach of the Super Eagles.
Ikpeba, however, acknowledges the fact that Finidi has played football at the highest level and has a few months’ experience as the coach of Enyimba Football Club, Aba.
“In football especially back home it is politics. Finidi George with due respect, with his pedigree as a former player, has played football at the highest level and had some experience some months with Enyimba,” Ikepba told SuperSport.
“Maybe the Nigerian Federation decided to give him a chance to learn from the manager and eventually be taken as the manager of the Super Eagles.
“He’s like the second assistant. My worry is the Technical Committee had a meeting, we deliberated on this. The biggest problem of having so many coaches is personal interest, it is a catalyst for disaster.
“Finidi is a good call, you had Yobo before in the past. Yobo never had experience when they made him assistant coach to Gernot Rohr, I hope he has learned from Gernot Rohr. It’s an opportunity for Finidi to learn.”