Govt dissolves Heartland management, appoints new GM


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The Management, technical crew and the Supporters Club of Heartland FC Of Owerri has been dissolved with immediate effect.


A statement signed by the supervisor of the club and Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly Rt Hon Ugonna Ozuruigbo said, Chibuzo Etuemena has been appointed the new General Manager of the Club while Oscar Keke returns as Chief Operating Officer.


He added that a technical committee has been set up to advice on the composition of the new management team and technical crew with a view of returning the club to the elite division in one season. The Ccmmittee has Prof Nnamdi Obiaraeri and Emeka iwuagwu as members.


The deputy speaker strongly disagreed with the insinuation in some quarters that the government lack of funding caused the woes of the club.He revealed that the club under the last management received 66 million naira in the last 2 months.


Thirty six milloin was first paid into the club coffers, followed by 20 million plus 10 million from the LMC days before the last game of the season.


Ozuruigbo blamed the management for their carelessness; internal bickering and financial recklessness stating that the club needs to apologize to all Imolites and fans of the club for failing to keep Heartland in the top flight.


A public hearing is expected in the coming weeks, where every football stakeholder in the state will be free to contribute ideas and resources to get Heartland going again.


Individuals like Mr. Promise Nwachukwu will also be invited to explain their role on how the club was run underground.


Mr. Promise a former team manager resigned his appointment with Heartland some months ago and started flirting with Ifeanyi Uba. According to Mr. 


Ozuruigbo, he was responsible of selling some of Heartlands key players to Ifeanyi Uba during the mid season without the club getting a dime, but suprisingly he came to the club months later to successfully lead her to relegation.


He promised all fans of the club that Heartland will purge herself of all impurities and bounce back stronger.

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