Colin Udoh Confirms Finidi George Did Not Accuse Victor Osimhen of Lack of Commitment


Colin Udoh, a prominent journalist and sports presenter, has debunked allegations against former Super Eagles coach Finidi George, stating that George did not make disparaging remarks about Nigeria and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

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Reports had surfaced, including from SaharaReporters, claiming that Finidi George accused Osimhen of lacking commitment, deliberately avoiding World Cup Qualifier matches, and showing insubordination to discipline during a meeting with Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials and the sports minister in Abuja.

However, in a video posted on his Instagram page, Colin Udoh clarified after confirming with reliable sources present at the meeting that Finidi George did not make any of the alleged statements.

Udoh stated, “I called a couple of people who were at the meeting between the NFF, Finidi, and the minister to confirm whether what is alleged to have been said was actually said. These people are really very senior and reliable people, and I was told categorically that Finidi did not say the things he is alleged to have said.”

He continued, “Finidi did not say he was not going to beg Osimhen, he did not say that Osimhen was not committed. In fact, he did confirm when he was asked about Osimhen’s absence, that Osimhen called him from Germany and that is why he was excused.”

Addressing Finidi George’s resignation as Super Eagles coach, Udoh explained that Finidi resigned because he was not informed about the NFF’s decision to appoint a Technical Adviser during a subsequent meeting in Port Harcourt, contrary to assurances given earlier.

Udoh concluded by noting that Finidi George, upon learning of the situation, felt that his position was undermined, prompting his decision to resign from his coaching role with the national team.

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