Heartland Set to tackle Rivers United in Owerri

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Five time Nigerian Premier league Champions, Heartland FC of Owerri are set to battle Rivers United at the Dan Anyiam Stadium on Tuesday 16th November 2021by 10 am for the 3rd edition of the Ifeanyi Ekwueme TICO/SELECT Pre Season Tournament.


This year’s edition comes with a unique spice and swag as the competition will be taking place at Enugu and Owerri simultaneously. The Coal city will play host to teams in group A , which compromise of Rangers International, Ingas FC, Cynosure FC, Lamray United FC, and FC One Rocket. Group B (Owerri) comprise of Heartland Rivers United,Abia Warriors ,Apex Crane and First Mahi.


The two top teams from each group will converge in Owerri for the semi finals and finals.
The Ifeanyi Ekwueme TICO SELECT tournament will give Heartland fans an opportunity to see their team against top notch opposition and also gives room for appraisal on the team and the technical crew led by Hassan Abdallah.


The mouth watering game on Tuesday pits the longest serving Coach in the Nigerian top flight , Stanley Eguma against Hassan Abdallah.


The Fans will be eager to see her new recruits for the first time at the Dan Anyiam Stadium. The likes of Nonso Nzediegwu, Jonathan Alukwu , Chibuike Nwaiwu and Ebuka Okoro will get a feeling of what the Dan Anyiam Stadium feels like on a Matchday.


Acting General Manager of Heartland Mr Promise Nwachukwu says he is excited about the opportunity to showcase the new team to Heartland fans and urged them to come and support the team during the tournament.


“I am happy that the team will be playing in front of our fans and supporters,so i urge them to come and support us like they always do”
In another related development, the League management company has invited three Heartland players for the Budweiser exhibition game with John Terry and Roberto Carlos.


The three invited players are Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Kelechi Chimezie and Solomon Moses formerly of Gombe United.


The three players will form part of an NPFL all Star team that will participate in the exhibition game on 20th November 2021 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium .

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