This Day (Lagos)

15 January 2013

Nigeria: NPL Super Four - Jubilant Heartland Fans Paint Owerri Red

Supporters of Heartland FC Monday marched through major streets of the Owerri metropolis in celebration of the club's victory at the Nigeria Premier League Super Four tournament in Kano.

Leader of the group, Bob Nzenwa, told NAN during the procession, that it was another history-making event by Heartland FC.

The procession had started from the Dan Anyiam Stadium, through Wetheral Road and Douglas Road, terminating at the Government House, Owerri.

According to him, all the fans of the club are happy to be associated with the club, particularly because of the victory.

According to Nzenwa, with the recent successes of the club, Heartland FC has become the favourite to win the upcoming CAF Confederation Cup.

He enjoined the Imo State Government, owners of the club, to always support it with necessary incentives to boost the morale of the players.

Nzenwa also commended the General Manager of the club, Fan Ndubuoke, for his efforts at seeing to it that it performed well, urging him to remain focused in piloting the club's affairs.

Heartland defeated Lobi Stars of Makurdi 2-0 at the finals of the Super 4, to emerge the winners of the tournament.

Rangers of Enugu, Lobi Stars, Heartland and hosts, Kano Pillars, took part in the competition

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