JUST IN: Enyimba announces Finidi George as head coach

 JUST IN: Enyimba announces Finidi George as head coach

Finidi George signing his coaching contract at Enyimba Source: Enyimba fc medi

Michael Babatunde

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Enyimba has announced the appointment of Nigerian football legend, Finidi George as its new head coach.

The Aba based club made the announcement on Wednesday via it’s official website.

George, a former Ajax and Real Betis winger replaces Fatai Osho whose contract expired at the end of August.

He joins the eight times Nigerian champions on a two-year contract which will see him till the end of 2022/2023 season.

George who was a key member the Super Eagles that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and representing same at two FIFA World Cups – the 1994 and 1998 editions, made 62 appearances for the Super Eagles in his fifteen years spell at the countryside.

He is a Uefa Champions League with Ajax in 1995 and went on to play for Real Betis, RCD Mallorca and Ipswich Town.

Super Eagles legend, Finidi George holding an Enyimba football club Jersey after signing his contract

Speaking after signing his contract, he said he is here to work and do the job.

“I have to say it’s a great opportunity for the club to have this confidence in me. I want to thank the chairman, the members of the board, and the supporters for even thinking about me. On my own part, I will be here to just work and do the job. It’s never going to be easy but I’m here to work and make the team win,” George was quoted by the Enyimba media team.

The Chairman of the club, Felix Anyansi Agwu described the arrival of George as a new chapter for the club.

In his words, “I believe that the time has come for us as a club to open up a new chapter, a chapter that will showcase the many hardwork that has been going on behind the scene and usher in lots of success. For us to have engaged a coach like Finidi George who is coming from Europe is a clear statement of intent about our aspirations.”

George’s first test as Enyimba head coach will be in the CAF Confederation Cup second preliminary round fixture against Senegalese side Diambers FC mid-October.

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