Enyimba coach, George Finidi, has advised Super Eagles players to invest more in property when they retire from active football in a bid to avoid struggling financially after their careers, The PUNCH reports.
Notable Nigerian footballers have gone into penury after failing to invest.
The former Ajax winger, who led the Elephants to their ninth Nigerian Professional Football League title in May, warned against players investing in businesses they have little knowledge about.
“My best advice for active players now is to invest in property because it’s the best way to secure their money as the value appreciates and they will have something to fall back on,” Finidi said.
“If they invest in business that they are not sure of they will have problems.”
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The Eagles first assistant coach also heaped plaudits on his players for their resilience during the cause of the season, after they were owed salaries and outstanding bonuses.
“In as much as the team had issues with unpaid monies to deal with last season, as a team we looked at the bigger picture, which was to win a title at the end of the campaign.
“The players bought into that idea and at the end of the season we won the NPFL title,” Finidi added.
“It was not easy convincing the players but we all tried against all odds to triumph. Now the valuation of these players has risen because of the title they won. I made the players know that if they put in their best they will succeed.”
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