Finidi George joins Enyimba as new head coach

Enyimba Football Club has appointed Finidi George as its new head coach.

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.

At club level, George won the Uefa Champions League with Ajax in 1995 and went on to play for Real Betis, RCD Mallorca and Ipswich Town.

His first official game as Enyimba head coach will be the CAF Confederation Cup second preliminary round fixture against Senegalese side Diambers FC in mid-October.

Finidi George (l) and Chairman Felix Anyansi Agwu

Speaking to Enyimba’s media immediately after putting pen to paper, George said:

“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.”

Chairman of Enyimba, Felix Anyansi Agwu stated that the arrival of George represents a new chapter for the club.

“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.”

Comments (9)

  1. I pray for huge success in this beautiful marriage.
    Good luck Finito

  2. Chinedu Wokota

    Congratulations to Finidi George.
    It’s nice to see our former players manage our local clubs.
    I pray you win the CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE for us.
    Up Enyimba!

  3. Wishing our New Manager all the Very Best.And a good experience at Enyimba International.Enyi ba enyi

  4. I wish him and enyimba all the best

  5. Chukwueke Elendu

    Round peg in a Round hole. Good to have Finidi coach Enyimba. Snr man, welcome oo

  6. Big and bold move.
    Weldone Chairman FAA
    Welcome to the Elephant City Gaffer!
    Enyimba for life!!!

  7. It’s a good idea. Let him pour out his gained experience to improve enyimba fc and NPFL.

  8. Favour obonodi

    Good to have european products in national league teams

  9. Charles Chinedu Amuta

    Congratulations Finito, welcome to Enyimba Football Club. May your tenure as a coach bring success to the club more and more. Welcome legend.

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