Federation Cup Champions, Heartland FC arrived to a massive welcome in Owerri after their triumph over Lobi at the Federation Cup match played in Lagos on Sunday. They beat Lobi 2-1 to retain the trophy.
The team travelled to the Imo State capital by road attracting the ire of many who said they deserved to fly first class to savour the success of their victory as it is often done by other clubs.
But General Manager Fan Ndubuoke said that their decision to travel by road was deliberate. "Yes, we travelled by road but it was deliberate and not due to lack of care or lack of funds", Ndubuoke maintained. "We wanted to show off our prized tropy to Nigerians and the best way to enjoy that is to travel by road and not 40 minutes flight to Owerri", Ndubuoke said.