Finidi: Perfect Start and One Problem To Solve at Enyimba


Three wins in three games mean Finidi George is having a dream start at Enyimba and, the fans are loving it.

Finidi is ticking all the right boxes as coach of the eight-time Nigerian champions with an impressive six goals in 3 matches without conceding.

Also, The feat makes Enyimba the team with the most victories in their opening three matches in the history of Nigerian clubs on the continent.

Finidi creating a pattern

Finidi Creating A DNA For Enyimba

When Finidi took on the job, he promised to build a team that plays with an identity.
Three matches into his reign, that promise is being fulfilled in the very eyes of the fans and local media.
Football Journalist, Bethel Kalu who covers Enyimba, describes the changes he has seen so far:

Since the past three seasons, I’ve never seen this type of dominance from Enyimba. It was total dominance.

You can see there’s a reason for every decision they make on the pitch.
Not yet a perfect side though.

Finidi Focus

The former Ajax star is not just creating a team but a unit that’s close to his heart.
He is hands-on on the players and, this celebration by Victor Maboma after scoring against Al-Ittihad provides a glimpse.

Mbaoma Scores Vs Al-Ittihad

Finidi Hands on

The Challenge Ahead

“I’m serious. Enyimba should have scored 5 in the first half sef. But you know Nigerian clubs. Hit the woodwork twice.”
The above quote is the concern of an Enyimba fan at the stadium.

Finidi is creating his identity with the quality of play, but this comes with its challenges.
The chance conversation is a problem for most NPFL teams and, it has defied solutions.

While this is a challenge, Finidi sees it as an opportunity to do better.
“I know these players know too well that once you miss chances like these, you try to be better in the next game.

“So, I’m not that worried, they know. I’m not going to put too much pressure on the players. If you missed it, you just have to work a little bit harder in training and make sure you get that right. That is what we are going to do.

The NPFL season will commence on December 17th and, it will present Finidi a chance to further his burgeoning coaching career.

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  1. […] the World U17 title in Japan 93 before earning a move to Ajax, where he would, alongside compatriot Finidi George, win their Dutch league titles with Ajax Amsterdam and the 1995 UEFA champions […]

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