Retired Nigerian footballer, Finidi George, has been appointed as the head coach of the biggest Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Enyimba FC of Aba. The two-time CAF Champions League winners appointed the former Super Eagles star to replace Fatai Osho who led the Aba-based club to a second-place finish in the 2020/2021 NPFL season.
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Enyimba, eight-time NPFL champions, will be banking on the expertise of Finidi to bring them continental glory and return them to the top of Nigerian football after failing to win the league last season.
One of the first set of Nigerian players to achieve success in European football, Finidi was instrumental in the Ajax team that won the 1995 UEFA Champions League title, three Eredivisie titles, the European Super Cup, and the Intercontinental Cup.
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After retirement from active football in 2004, Finidi in the pursuit of his dreams of becoming a coach has acquired the UEFA B license, worked with the youth team of Real Mallorca in Spain, and linked on several occasions with the Nigerian national Under 17 football team, the Golden Eaglets.
At the age of 50, Finidi has chosen to start professionally with Enyimba and will be looking to succeed in other to attract better offers in the future.
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