On Thursday, Enyimba's new coach, Finidi George was received by Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu. The elated Governor extolled the former Super Eagles winger for his exploits in the Super Eagles. Among those who went on that visit was Finidi George's son
The tall, fair Kevin accompanied his father to see the number one citizen of the state. Remarkably, the young boy wore an Enyimba jersey. As it is normal in Europe and other places, coaches sometimes move with their families to their new location, so Kevin arrived in Aba to be with his father
Unlike some children of former or current footballers who venture into football like their father, Kevin is not a footballer. Finidi George did not feel compelled to convince him to become one
Before he came down to coach at Enyimba, Finidi stayed with his family in Spain. He once took Kevin to the stadium to watch Real Mallorca play.
Now, with his father as coach of Nigeria's most successful club, 18 year old Kevin is now part of the Enyimba family. Here he will see firsthand how his father is loved and that football has a universal language. In fact, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu succinctly put it this way
"On behalf of the people of Abia State, I say welcome. Abia State is the home of football in Nigeria and Enyimba is more than a club; it is a religion for our people. Having an iconic coach for such a big team is a very good match and I know we will make an impact in Africa under you."
That was an excerpt from the Governor's speech, as culled from Enyimba's website. Just as he saw the passion that football fans had in Europe, he will also see Enyimba fans and their love for their club. Kevin will surely enjoy Nigerian football and jts peculiarities and soon, he will fully tell what it means to be an Enyimba fan
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