Former Super Eagles winger, Finidi George has been appointed as manager of Enyimba FC on a two-year contract.
The former Ajax and Real Betis winger, will replace Fatai Osho, who left the club after the expiration of his contract in August.
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.
Speaking 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.” He said.
Finidi George will be in charge of Enyimba for the first time, when they face Senegalese side Diambers FC in the CAF Confederations Cup preliminary round in October.