The former Nigerian international was appointed as the coach of Nigeria’s most successful club last month, and he could not have hoped for a better start
Super Eagles legend Finidi George began his tenure as the coach of Enyimba football club of Aba on a winning note.
Finidi had revealed in his press conference that he was at the club to win, and that was what he did in his first match in charge.
The former Real Betis winger led his boys to a 1-0 win over ASC Diambars in the first leg of their second round qualifying of the CAF Confederations Cup in Senegal.
It was not an easy victory, though, as Enyimba had their goalkeeper to thank for making vital saves to keep the away side in the game.
Substitute Cyril Olisema’s late penalty ensures The Peoples Elephants go into the second leg in Aba with a slight advantage.
It was Enyimba’s first game in the competition after they were drawn bye in the first qualifying round. Finidi will now hope his side can finish the job at home and seal a place in the playoff round.