Enyimba appoint former Nigerian international as head coach

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Enyimba have secured the services of former Nigerian international Finidi George as the club’s new head coach.

The former Ajax and Real Betis winger joins the side on a two-year deal.

He replaces Fatai Osho whose contract expired at the end of August 2021.

“Enyimba Football Club is delighted to announce that Finidi George has signed a contract to become the club’s head coach,” read the eight-time Nigerian champions’ statement.

Speaking to the media after signing his contract, 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.”

Meanwhile, the club’s chairman Felix Anyansi Agwu said 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 hard works that have been going on behind the scene and usher in lots of success,” stated Enyimba chairman.

“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 assignment as Enyimba head coach will be the Caf Confederation Cup second preliminary round fixture against Senegalese side Diambers FC in mid-October.

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By FARPost Reporter