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“I have lost every respect I have for him” – Victor Osimhen blasts Finidi George for saying he can’t beg him to play for the Super Eagles (video)

Victor Osimhen blasts Finidi George for saying he can't beg him to play for the Super Eagles

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has called out former coach Finidi George over an alleged comment questioning the player’s commitment to the Super Eagles.

This comes after Finidi George reportedly resigned as Super Eagles coach following the team’s poor performance in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

Earlier on Friday, June 14, several reports claimed that Finidi George allegedly questioned Osimhen’s commitment to the squad after he missed the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and the Benin Republic. Osimhen was not available for the two qualifiers’ matches after being sidelined for four weeks due to injury.

In the report seen on SCORENigeria, Finidi was alleged to have criticized the commitment of some players, specifically pointing out Osimhen for making himself unavailable. He was quoted as saying he can’t beg Osimhen to play for the national team after the player withdrew from their last two 2026 World Cup qualifiers due to injury.

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Reacting to the comments attributed to Finidi, Osimhen claimed he reached out to Finidi about his injury and had wanted to fly down to be with the players in camp, but the former coach declined.

He said, “I knew things like these would happen and that’s why I have the videos and screenshots of when I called Finidi while I was with the doctor in Germany.

“I got injured in our (Napoli’s) last game against Lecce and I went to the MRI scan. And I called Finidi there for him to listen to the doctor too.

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“I asked Finidi George to allow me stay with the players in the camp, but Finidi asked me not to bother that I should stay with my family.

“I’m not addressing anything, everybody knows I play my heart out whenever I’m playing for the club or national team. I’ll share the screenshot and videos of my conversation with Finidi for the sake of those believing what Finidi said.

“I’ve lost respect for that man because before I disrespect anybody, I always respect them.

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