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AFL: Enyimba Not Under Pressure To Overcome Wydad –Finidi

AFL: Enyimba Not Under Pressure To Overcome Wydad  –Finidi

Enyimba head coach, George Finidi has revealed that the team is not under any form of pressure to overcome Morocco’s Wydad Athletic Club in today’s African Football League first leg clash.

The People’s Elephant will host Wydad Athletic at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in the African Football League (AFL) debut

Wydad will head into the quarter-final fixture as favourites going by their recent record on the continent.

Adil Ramzi’s side won the CAF Champions League title two years ago and were runners-up last season.

Reacting ahead of the game, Finidi in a chat with Enyimba’s official website insisted that the team is not under pressure to defeat Wydad.


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“There is no pressure on us. We would do our best to make Nigeria and West Africa proud.”

The name Finidi translates into English as “a future full of sun”. Two of his 11 brothers, Igeniwari and Celestine, were also footballers, and the former was killed during crowd problems in a match.

Finidi made his debut for Nigeria in 1991, in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burkina Faso, providing three assists for Rashidi Yekini and scoring once in a 7–1 rout. He helped the national team win the 1994 edition of the tournament in Tunisia, and also achieved one second and two third-place finishes.

Finidi represented Nigeria in two FIFA World Cups, 1994 and 1998. In the former, held in the United States, as the national team won their group and exited in the round of 16 against eventual finalists Italy, he scored against Greece in a 2–0 win, proceeding to mimick a urinating dog whilst celebrating.

In the 1998 tournament in France, Finidi also played in all the matches, with Nigeria meeting the same fate at the hands of Denmark. He had already vowed to quit international football prior to the competition, and earned a total of 62 caps.

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  • Chima E Samuels 7 months ago

    All the mouth you’ve been making except for the super 4 wobble result I’ve not seen what you’ve achieved at the continental level. Each time you boast you always loose and go into hiding.

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