The management of Enyimba FC of Aba Nigeria official announced the appointment of former Nigeria international Finidi George as the club’s new head coach on Wednesday.

The former Ajax, Real Betis, RCD Mallorca and Inspwich Town winger
has joined the eight time Nigerian champions on a two-year contract.

Since the unveiling of the 1995 UEFA Champions League winner many have been wandering if Finidi George is the right man for the two time African Champions, while others have been asking if Enyimba is the right place for the former RCD Mallorca youth team manager.

Let’s look at some factors that can make the “marriage” between Finidi FC and Enyimba FC a blissful one.


The management of Enyimba must make sure that they do not interfere with in any major technical decision at the club as such should only be taken my the technical team led by Coach Finidi George.

The manager must be given free hands to stamp his authority in the team because that will boast his ability to be in charge of the team.


Their is an old saying in our society that a hungry man is an angry man and another
that says a hungry stomach does not listen to the gospel.

For a team to enjoy success in football, one factor that must never be overlooked is welfare. The welfare package of the players and coaches must be paramount in the managements agenda because that’s one factor that motivate athletes so much.


One very important factor worthy of consideration is mutual respect and loyalty.

The coach being an experienced International player during his days. an African Cup of Nations winner, A UEFA Champions League winner, a FIFA World Cup participant. It can be said that Finidi George has seen it all in the game, he has played at the highest level so it is expected that he has gotten some of the best football orientation as it relates to coaching and player management.

He must show respect and loyalty to the management of the team because mutual respect is always a very important factor in every relationship.

On the part of the club management, they must realize that one of the things that brings out the best in the reign of a coach is mutual respect, they must ensure that every idea of the coach as it relates to the player selection,player recruitment, team formation and tactics are respected so as to bring out the best from him.

If the above factors are adhered to I surely do believe that the “marriage” between Finidi George and Enyimba FC will be a successful one.

By Chuks The Pundit


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