NIGERIAN PRO-LEAGUE SIDE EMYIMBA FC HIRES FINIDI GEORGE AS HEAD COACH

Finidi George

Nigerian Professional Football League club, Enyimba FC, have officially annouced Finidi George as their new Head coach.

The Peoples Elephant confirmed the appointment of the former Super Eagles winger in an official statement.

“Enyimba Football Club has appointed Finidi George as its new head coach,” a statement from the club website read.

“The former Ajax and Real Betis winger, who replaces Fatai Osho whose contract expired at the end of August, has joined the eight times Nigerian champions on a two-year contract.

“George, a legend of Nigeria’s men’s senior national team, made 62 appearances for the Super Eagles in an illustrious playing career that lasted up to fifteen years.

“He was a key member of the glorious era that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and represented the country at two Fifa World Cups – the 1994 and 1998 editions.”

The 50-year-old Ajax legend promised to give all his best to the new job and expressed gratitude to the management for the opportunity to manage the two-time African champions Enyimba.

Finidi George who also made his mark with Ipswich Town and Real Mallorca will make his debut in charge of the Aba based club against Senegalese side Diambers FC in October’s CAF Confederation Cup first round fixture.●

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