Nigerian Football Federation to Initiate Disciplinary Proceedings Against Victor Osimhen Over Finidi George Outburst


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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is said to be initiating disciplinary action against Victor Osihmen for his verbal criticism of the former coach of Nigeria’s senior national team, Finidi George.


Remember that the Napoli forward strongly criticized the former Super Eagles head coach in a fiery Instagram Live session.

During his outburst, a visibly enraged Osimhen condemned Finidi for reportedly questioning his dedication to the Super Eagles after the player withdrew from their last two 2026 World Cup qualifiers due to injury.

Finidi George was quoted as saying he wouldn’t plead with Osimhen to play for the national team, a statement that was reportedly fabricated and misleading.

Victor Osihmen / Photo Credit: Football London

According to Vanguard, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) plans to formally charge Victor Osimhen for misconduct following his verbal assault on Finidi George.


A board member of the NFF verified the latest development to Owngoal Nigeria.

“Already the president of the NFF Ibrahim Muse Guseu has spoken with Osimhen over his outburst and Finidi also reached out to him. The report he reacted to is fake and misleading, sadly he didn’t confirm before reacting”, a board member of the NFF informed Owngoal

“Victor Osimhen is a role model and the only way we can help the incoming coach stamp his authority is by using him to set an example. He crossed the line with his outburst even when Finidi called him to explain he still didn’t doom it fit to retract his statements. We won’t condone that and after the Salah break, we will sit on the issue. I can tell you he won’t be in the team until he says sorry for his actions”, he concluded.


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