Enyimba Football Club have officially announced the signing of Finidi George as the club’s new head coach. The former Super Eagles player was named the club’s coach on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021.
The club decided not to renew the contract of former manager Fatai Osho, whose contract expired at the end of August 2021. Finidi played 62 games got the Super Eagles in a space of fifteen years. He was part of the team that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and was part of the team that represented the team in 1994 and 1998 in the USA and France.
He expressed his excitement on Enyimba’s website after his appointment. He also wants to focus on winning trophies with the Aba club.
Finidi was successful in club football, winning the UEFA Champions League with Ajax in 1995 and played for Real Betis, Mallorca, and Ipswich Town.
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, the supporters for even thinking about me. On my 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.
Finidi’s first game as head coach of the club is CAF Confederation Cup second preliminary round fixture against Senegalese club Diambars FC in October 2021.