Former Super Eagles Legend Refutes Claims of Receiving a House From FG

Former super Eagles legend, Finidi George, has refuted claims that he got a three-bedroom flat from the Federal Government as a reward for the victory in the 1994 African Cup of Nations in which Finidi George was a participant.

Federal Government recently announced that they will give all the playing members of the Super Eagles squad that won the 1994 African Cup of Nations and in a statement made available by Presidential Aide Garba Shehu, six players were reported to have gotten their houses in Abuja years back and they include; Austin Okocha, Finidi George, Fuludu Edema, Uche Okafor, Daniel Amokachi, and Uduka Ugbade. 

In an interview with PUNCH, Finidi said he was not a recipient of any house

“They insisted that I had collected the house, which is not true. I don’t know how my name was included in the list of players who had received their houses from the Federal Government before now. 

“I did not get a house from the government and when I inquired, they said they gave a relative of mine that I’m not even aware of.” 

Before retiring from international duties, Finidi George appeared in two World Cup tournaments for Nigeria and wore the iconic number 7 jersey throughout his career with Super Eagles. 

He played 62 games for the Super Eagles also.


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