The 2021/22 NPFL season was very disappointing one for Enyimba International of Aba, but I can assure that next season Nigerians will see the former CAF champions league winner bounce back in a big way, Head Coach Finidi George has assured the faithful of People’s Elephant, Completesports.com reports.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Completesports.com recently, Finidi who is also the Assistant Coach of Nigeria’s men national football team, the Super Eagles, said an inconsistent form cost Enyimba dearly in the just concluded league season
“We played some good football this season but inconsistency in games was our bane. We at times went on a winning run of matches that gives you the impression that the title was ours to grab, but all of a sudden, we slumped with some bad results both at home and away games,” Finidi told Completesports.com.
“Our form was on and off throughout the season and for a team like Enyimba, that is not acceptable. We pushed to at least get one of the tickets to play in the continent but at the end, it didn’t come to fruition. Our only hope of playing in the continent rests on the FA Cup. We shall give it our best and see how it goes, but we the officials, the player, management and fans are disappointed and we shall try to mend things next season.”
Finidi described his first season as a coach in the Nigeria as that of a bittersweet experience,pointing out that he learnt about players’ mentality and assimilation, officiating, traveling hazards and other aspects of the job
“My first season is an experience for me, I thank the management for the opportunity. I must say it was a bad season for me because we did not achieve our objective. It was not a complete failed project because we played good football but could not put the ball in the net. My second season will hopefully be better,” the former Super Eagles winger stated
“For next season, Enyimba International will bounce back after a disappointing 2021/2022 season. This club is one of the biggest clubs in Africa and the biggest and best in Nigeria and cannot afford not to play in the continent for too long. Enyimba will bounce back next season and stronger too,” the UEFA champions league winner with Ajax concluded
Enyimba International finished the 2021/2022 NPFL season in seventh position on 52 points from 38 matches.
By Richard Jideaka, Abuja
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