Enyimba Football Club has appointed Finidi George as its head coach.
This was announced by the Nigerian Professional Football League in a statement shared via its website on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the 45-year-old signed a contract with the club based in the city of Aba to replace Fatai Osho.
The statement reads: “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.
“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.”
George during a press conference at his unveiling thanked the club for presenting him with the “great opportunity” while adding that he’ll work hard and deliver positive results to justify the confidence they have in him.
“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,” he said.