Former junior international Mobi Oparaku made a sensational entry into the management of Heartland FC when he was unveiled as the new Team Manager of the Naze Millionaires. Oparaku was a product of the team who alongside Kanu Nwankwo made the club proud with their performance in the Under-17 category.
The darling team of Imo State Heartland FC is seriously in deep trouble as the Nigeria Professional Football League continues it's down ward end.
The darling team of Owerri, the former Spartans and Iwuanyanwu Nationale, the exponent of scientific football is in deep, deep trouble as the Rochas Okorocha administration look set to escort the Naze Millionaires to a humiliating relegation to the lower less fancied second division of the Nigerian football fraternity.
Heartland FC of Owerri could not get the better of their opponents Plateau United of Jos in their week eighteen fixture in the Dan Anyiam Stadium as the game ended 0-0. The two teams who earlier had to wait at the gate of the stadium due to the locking of all entrance to the stadium by the Labour Unions played a cagey match that saw the scanty spectators confused as who is the home team. Both teams also made their maximum changes with nothing to show except occasional counter attacks.
It promises to be tense, unpredictable and exciting as two derbies take place in the East in the Nigerian Professional Football League as the league enters its 26th week.
Supporters of the Owerri darling team, Heartland FC showed their displeasure at the weekend on the performance of the team by not showing up for their week 22 match against Wikki Tourist of Bauchi at the Dan Anyiam Stadium.
Heartland football of Owerri this weekend in far away Lagos could not maintain the tempo they exhibited in Umuahia against oriental foes Enyimba as the Naze Millionaires succumbed to bottom side Ikorodu United by 3-1. The Coach Alphonsus Dike side put every foot wrong in the encounter which some have blamed on Jet Lag. The team played on Wednesday, left for Lagos on Thursday, reached on Friday and played on Saturday, a mission impossible for any other team. This is the heaviest defeat the team will suffer in the on-going football season.