By Monsurah Olatunji

Nigeria interim head coach, Finidi George, is resolute in his mission to guide the Nigerian national team to back-to-back victories as they gear up to face Mali in Marrakech on Tuesday.

Despite facing challenges with injuries that have sidelined key players like Victor Osimhen, William Troost-Ekong, and Ola Aina, George’s squad delivered an impressive 2-1 win over arch-rivals Ghana on Friday.

However, the team will be further depleted with the absence of Calvin Bassey, who has returned to Fulham due to injury, and Frank Onyeka, who left the camp to attend to personal matters.

Despite these setbacks, the former Ajax star remains upbeat, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a winning mentality.

“We cannot dwell on the injuries and absences that we have to cope with at this time,” George told NFF media. “Our intention has always been to win these two matches and then look forward to the World Cup qualifiers in June.

“We are determined to keep up the momentum and sustain the winning mentality derived from beating the Black Stars,” he added, highlighting the team’s focus on achieving continued success.