Ajax legend Finidi George is somebody I look as much as – Tremendous Eagles star William Troost-Ekong

Ajax legend Finidi George is somebody I look as much as – Tremendous Eagles star William Troost-Ekong

Tremendous Eagles vice-captain William Troost-Ekong has expressed his admiration for newly appointed Tremendous Eagles head coach Finidi George, as reported by Soccernet.ng.

The previous Ajax star, who initially served as the interim coach for the Super Eagles earlier than being appointed completely, was chosen from a pool of candidates that included Emmanuel Amuneke, following Jose Peseiro’s departure after his contract expired with the NFF.

Troost-Ekong, reflecting on his 22 months underneath Peseiro and the transition to George, described Finidi as a legend of the sport.

“George Finidi is somebody who’s a legend. In African soccer, and Nigerian soccer, even right here in Greece, at any time when ex-Nigerian gamers are talked about, Finidi’s identify at all times comes up. Particularly rising up in Holland, simply outdoors Amsterdam, for somebody who performed a lot for Ajax and achieved a lot there, he’s somebody I look as much as and really feel very related to,” Troost-Ekong remarked in a conversation with Soccernet.ng’s Managing Editor, Lolade Adewuyi.

Finidi’s impression at Ajax was fast, contributing 4 objectives in 27 video games to safe the Eredivisie title, with continued success over the next two seasons.

He then moved to Spain, becoming a member of Actual Betis, the place his goal-scoring prowess remained constant, together with a memorable efficiency within the Copa del Rey last in opposition to FC Barcelona.

Troost-Ekong additionally praised Finidi’s humility, regardless of his spectacular achievements, noting his latest success with Enyimba in profitable the league.

“He’s at all times very humble, too humble for what he has achieved. Everybody acknowledges the work he did for Enyimba final 12 months when he received the league. So, for him to now get the prospect to be the interim head coach [now the full-time head coach], I’m very completely happy to see that. He’s an incredible man,” Troost-Ekong added.

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The Tremendous Eagles are gearing up for his or her first recreation underneath George’s administration as they put together for his or her World Cup qualifiers in opposition to South Africa and Benin Republic.

Troost-Ekong, who’s nearing a fast restoration from a profitable surgical procedure following an harm sustained in the course of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, is raring to return to motion for Nigeria.

Ayomide Oguntimehin

Ayomide Oguntimehin

Ayomide Oguntimehin is a CAF-accredited sports activities journalist and an Editor at Soccernet.ng, with a confirmed monitor document in conducting interviews with Tremendous Eagles stars akin to William Troost-Ekong, Taiwo Awoniyi, Brilliant Osayi-Samuel, Ademola Lookman, and plenty of others. He has additionally made a big impression in breaking switch information tales.

Grounded in video modifying, video journalism, social media administration, and content material technique, Ayomide brings a wealth of experience to his work.

With a Bachelor’s diploma in English Language from Adeyemi School of Training and a Grasp’s Diploma in College Library and Media Expertise from the College of Ibadan, Ayomide is well-prepared to excel within the subject.

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