Imo State Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Social Development, Honourable Emeka Okoronkwo has implored Heartland Queens to end the season impressively with possible sight on the NWFL Premiership Super 6.
Heartland Queens were beaten 2-0 at home by Naija Ratels in their last league game before the break occasioned by the 2023 General elections.
But Okoronkwo in a morale boosting speech he gave to the team at the office of the Director of Sports, Imo Sports Commission, Ferdinand Emeana at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, on Thursday, charged Heartland Queens to forget about their previous games and focus on the remaining games.
He said with the rejuvenated spirit in the team buoyed by the recent motivation of the team from the Imo State Government, he expects Heartland Queens to approach the remaining four games with all seriousness and the determination to win all and pick Super Six ticket.
“Imo state Government will continue to see you as its prized asset and will not joke with you. Despite not winning the Imo FA Cup convincingly, we saw in you the tenacity to go extra mile to grind out results from difficult circumstances,” Honourable Okoronkwo said.
“It was not a performance we are proud about and I know you all felt the same. You still have four key games before the end of the season. Imo Government wants you to approach the games with all seriousness. If you are able to win the remaining four games, you will qualify for the Super Six without requiring any assistance.
“Go to the remaining games with the determination and resolve to give your all. The support from the government will always be there if you are doing very well. Play with the mentality to win starting from the next Wednesday game with Delta Queens in Asaba.”
Heartland Queens have four remaining games against Delta Queens (away), Bayelsa Queens (home), Rivers Angels (away) and Royal Queens before the end of the NWFL Premiership regular season.