Finidi George Aims for Enyimba's 10th NPFL Title as Head Coach

Enyimba FC coach Finidi George vows to fight till the end for a record 10th NPFL title, despite a draw against Sunshine Stars. The defending champions remain in the title race, two points behind leaders Enugu Rangers.

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Finidi George Aims for Enyimba's 10th NPFL Title as Head Coach

Finidi George Aims for Enyimba's 10th NPFL Title as Head Coach

Finidi George, the head coach of Enyimba Football Club, has expressed his determination to guide the team to their 10th Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) title. After securing a 1-1 draw against Sunshine Stars in their match day 31 encounter, Finidi stated that Enyimba will continue to push until the end of the season, as they are not a team that gives up.

Enyimba, the defending champions, kept their hopes of a record-breaking 10th title alive with the draw in Akure. Chidiebere Nnachi equalized late in the game for Enyimba after Promise Awosanmi had given Sunshine Stars the lead. The result leaves Enyimba in second position on the league table, two points behind leaders Enugu Rangers, who suffered a 2-0 defeat against Rivers United.

Why this matters: Enyimba's pursuit of a historic 10th NPFL title under Finidi George's leadership highlights the club's dominance and the competitive nature of the Nigerian top flight. The outcome of this season could further cement Enyimba's status as one of Nigeria's most successful football clubs.

Finidi believes that the away point gained from the Sunshine Stars game will help Enyimba build momentum and potentially win their remaining home matches. "We will build on this point and try to win our next home game against Katsina United," he said. The coach emphasized that Enyimba, as a nine-time Nigerian league champion, will not give up and will do their best to retain the league title.

Despite the draw, Finidi expressed his displeasure with the officiating during the match against Sunshine Stars, stating that he felt some of the calls were "too cheap." However, he acknowledged that emotions can run high when coaches are desperate for their teams to win.

The 2023-24 NPFL season is expected to conclude by May, with Enyimba and Enugu Rangers locked in a tight battle for the title. As the defending champions continue their push to secure a record-extending 10th league crown, Finidi George's leadership and the team's determination will be crucial factors in their success.

Key Takeaways

  • Finidi George vows Enyimba will fight till the end to win 10th NPFL title.
  • Enyimba drew 1-1 with Sunshine Stars, keeping their title hopes alive.
  • Enyimba is 2 points behind league leaders Enugu Rangers, who lost 2-0.
  • Finidi criticizes "cheap" officiating but praises Enyimba's resilience.
  • NPFL season expected to conclude in May with tight title race between Enyimba and Rangers.