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I Wanted Pepe’s Shirt For My Son – Finidi George

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Super Eagles assistant coach Finidi George has explained the controversies surrounding the jostle for jersey of Portugal’s Pepe with Moses Simon during a a friendly last week.

Moses Simon and Finidi George were seen after the match struggling to get the jersey of Pepe, leading to criticism by Nigerians.

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The former Super Eagles winger explained the jersey was meant for his son who is a fan of Real Madrid.

He said: “My son asked me two weeks ago if it’s possible to get the shirt of Ronaldo or Pepe because he’s a very big fan of Real Madrid when they were at the club and I told him I will try.

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“Getting to the field, we knew Ronaldo wasn’t going to start because he was sick. So I told Pepe in the tunnel, please after the game, I would like to have the shirt for my son.

“So, he told me that was fine. After the game, I saw he was changing his shirt with one of the players and I went to remind him of what we said in the tunnel before the game started.”

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