Enyimba Sack Finidi George, Others A Month After Winning NPL
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By Our Correspondent
Nigeria Premier League, NPL champions, Enyimba FC have sacked their coach Finidi George, all coaches, staff and management of the club barely a month after leading the club to its eighth league title, www.bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
Finding, a Nigeria football legend, won the 2023 NPL title in June after emerging top in the Super 6 Play-off in Lagos.
However, following the appointment of ex international, Kanu Nwankwo as the Supervisor of the club, the new chairman through his Sporting Director, Ifeanyi Ekwueme announced the dissolution of Enyimba FC’s coaching crew, staff and management with immediate effect.
Ekwueme asked “all coaches, staff and management crew to re-apply for their positions within 48 hours” this paper was told, reliably.
Phone call, WhatsApp voice note call as well as WhatsApp message sent to The Chairman by our correspondent, weere not answered nor response received at the time of this report.
However, an insider who is knowledgeable in the team’s affairs, told this paper that disengaging the staff and asking them to reapply was not unconnected with the recent change of leadership in the club.
“For now, there are no issues in the club but I feel the development is not unconnected with the change of government in the state and also leadership of the club.
“Kanu just came in and he would need to get his own people on board in order to achieve his projections. What he did is not out of place but the issue is that all these are happening too soon especially after a wonderful season,” the source who craved not to be mentioned, informed.
It could be recalled that both Kanu and Finidi were teammates at Ajax when the duo won the 1995 UEFA Champions League.