Nigerian Professional Footbaall League side, Enyimba FC, have announced the appointment of Super Eagles legend, Finidi George, as its head coach.
George who rose to stardom with Ajax and Real Betis, comes in to replace Fatai Osho whose contract expired at the end of August.
The 50-year-old will be in charge of the eight times Nigerian champions a two-year contract.
Enyimba will fly out officially for the first time under George in the CAF Confederation Cup second preliminary round fixture against Senegalese side Diambers FC in mid-October.
George told the club's website:
“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.”
Chairman of Enyimba, Felix Anyansi Agwu said:
“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 hardwork that has been going on behind the scene and usher in lots of success. For us to have engaged a coach like Finidi George who is coming from Europe is a clear statement of intent about our aspirations.”