Exclusive – Why Super Eagles Coach Finidi George Dragged To Have Pepe’s Jersey With Moses Simon
Nigeria yesterday suffered a heavy 0-4 defeat to Portugal in an international friendly game meant as a senthforth for the world cup bound host and they were simply majestic in front of a sold out crowd.
After the game, a mild drama ensued between Nantes winger Moses Simon and assistant coach Finidi George on who who will get the jersey of former Real Madrid defender Pepe. The moment was captured on camera.
Simon was already swapping jersey with the Portuguese legend who now plays for FC Porto but Finidi, a former Real Betis star during his playing days walked up and tried to talk Simon into letting him have it but Simon didn’t bulge and even Pepe seems to agree with him.
Explaining the entire situation to OwnGoalNigeria.com, a backroom staff said Finidi explained to them that he already told Pepe that he wants his shirt for his son who is a Real Madrid fan and specifically asked him to get Pepe’s shirt.
He said Finidi only reminded Pepe that he told him in the dressing room before the game that he wants his shirt for his son. The same thing was what he tried to explain to Simon as well who was unaware of what transpired between the duo in the dressing room.
Speaking further, he said it wasn’t seen as an issue especially as the two people involved have a very good relationship and also are among the most loved in the squad.
Source: OwnGoal Nigeria
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