2026 WCQ: NFF eyes embattled Cameroon coach to replace Finidi

By Rasaq Oboirien

Belgian sports news wire source Het Nieuwsblad has published a report suggesting that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is considering appointing Marc Brys as the foreign technical adviser for the Super Eagles.

After a poor start to World Cup qualification, and mounting pressure, Finidi George late last week announced his resignation via an email he sent to the Secretary General of the country’s apex football body.

The former Enyimba of Aba coach took the job after Jose Peseiro left in March but has struggled to get the side firing as they are currently looking set to miss out on the 2026 World Cup that will be co-hosted by the United States of America, Canada and Mexico.

Brys has been embroiled in a controversial situation in Cameroon, where the sports ministry appointed him but the countries Football Association denied that he was the head coach. He and head of the FA Samuel Eto’o had a public disagreement but in the end Brys has been able to work as the side’s national coach. His Cameroonian side is currently leading their World Cup qualification group.

Former OH Leuven head coach Brys has not denied the interest from Nigeria, but has said he is feeling happy at Cameroon despite the controversy surrounding his appointment.

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