50-year-old named new People’s Elephant Handler after parting ways with Osho winner
Ajax legend Fundy George has been named the new coach of two-time African champion Anemba.
The former Nigerian international was named the new elephant handler at a ceremony at the Anemba International Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
The club parted ways with coach Fatai Osho after failing to win the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Enemba Football Club has appointed Fannie George as its new head coach. Read the club’s website.
The former Ajax and Real Betis winger, who replaces Fatai Osho, whose contract expires at the end of August, has become Nigeria’s eight-time champion on a two-year deal.
“Nigeria’s senior men’s national team legend George has made 62 appearances for the Super Eagles in his illustrious 15-year playing career.
“He was a key member of the glorious era that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and represented the country in two FIFA World Cups, the 1994 and 1998 editions.”
The former Ipswich Town and original Mallorca man praised Abba Janat’s administration for a chance while assuring him that he would play his role well.
“I have to say this is a great opportunity for the club to trust me,” George was quoted as saying by the club’s website.
“I want to thank the chairman, the board members and the supporters for thinking of me.
“For my part, I will be here just to work and work. It will never be easy but I am here to work and win the team.
In his own commentary, club chairman Felix Ananci-Ago claimed that the arrival of the former Super Eagle marks a new chapter for Anemba.
He said: “I am convinced that now is the time for us to open a new chapter as a club, a chapter that will show a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes and a lot of success. she does.”
“For us, a coach like Fannie George coming from Europe is a clear statement of intent about our aspirations.”
George will make his debut as in-charge when the first round of the Kiev Confederations Cup in October is against Anemba Square against Cinemagalli Side Dembers FC.