Heartland FC Head Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu has opined that he will work hard to ensure that the Naze Millionaires are a more stabilize side at the end of the season.
Ilechukwu was unveiled as the Owerri side coach yesterday as a replacement for Ramson Madu in a short ceremony performed by the Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha. The former MFM coach told DaSportsTainment247.com that he has come to return the old order at Heartland but that the club must first ensure they are free from the shackles of relegation dogfight first before he could think of transforming the team.
He said although if he is given the enabling environment and the wherewithal to work, he is ready to ensure that Heartland are just like the way they were in the 90s but that everyone in the club must contribute their quota for that to be possible.
“It will be too bogus to say that I will win the Nigeria Professional Football League title at the end of the season but I can only say that I have come to stabilize Heartland and ensure that they are no longer fighting the relegation zone,” Ilechukwu told www.DaSportsTainment247.comm exclusively.
“I know the target the club has given to me which I won’t like to discuss in the public domain but I will try my best to ensure that we are no longer a struggling club. I also expect the club management to do their part to offer me the necessary supports that will enable me to achieve my objectives.
“I have a lot of lofty plans for the club and it can only materialize if I am given the freehand and the tools to work with. I have seen the players and I can say that I will still like to see them know what changes we are going to make and the ones to stick to. I will try to be as fair as possible to ensure that everyone is given a chance.”
The Naze Millionaires last won the league title in 1993 under the guide of Alphonso Dike but they were back to back winners of the Federation Cup in 2011 and 2012 in Lagos when they defeated Enyimba and Lobi Stars respectively on both occasions.