Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti has appointment a former Super Eagles’ Coach, Kanu Nwankwo as chairman of state football club, Enyimba International FC, Aba.
Otti on Thursday congratulated the football lengend in a tweet while charging him to maximize his experience and contacts to take Enyimba to global stage again.
He expressed confidence in the football star to replicate his international good records in Eyimba and assured him of government support.
The tweet reads, “Congratulations, Papillo @papilokanu! We hope you make us proud as you take over the helm of affairs as chairman of Enyimba International FC, Aba.
“Driving Youths and Sports Development to enviable heights is one of the core visions of my administration.
“The task is humongous, and the real challenge before you is to raise the bar.
“Interestingly, I am aware of your relationship with the gaffer (coach) of the club, our own legendary and iconic ex-Super Eagles winger, Finidi George that dates back to your heydays in Ajax where you both conquered Europe and won domestic titles at the club level. We trust that this synergy and chemistry can be maximised and replicated in Enyimba, too.
“I also wish to thank the former management of the club ably led by Felix Anyansi Agwu for his outstanding contributions over the years. His time as manager and subsequently chairman witnessed the club winning the CAF Champions League back-to-back and many laurels.
“Kanu, we want to see Enyimba shine on the continental and global stage again. You have the support of our government and the teeming fans of this great club.”