Don’t Tamper With Heartland Money- Heartland Supporters Warns.

April 26 22:16 2021

Members of Heartland Fc Supporters Club Owerri has warned the managers of the state club not to tamper with the recent funds released for the payment of players, coaches and staff of the agency.

The chairman of the Heartland Supporters club Comrade Eze Nkemka made their position known to some Sport Writers in Owerri.

While expressing sadness over what he described as interferenc in the Heartland Club, the chairman said that the money released by the state government which is meant to tackle the two months salary of the players, coaches and staff should not be diverted for personal money.

He warned that on no account should anybody including the Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development and the Chairman House of Assembly Committee on Sports and Deputy Speaker tamper with the N44.8m released by the government.

He regretted the delay in the payment of the players with the money released since 18th April, 2021, insisted that payment to the players, coaches and staff should be done in full devoid of deductions.

On the purported sack letter issued to the General Manager of Heartland Chukwudi Ifeanyi, the Heartland Supporters club chairman described it as a memo not a directive from the Governor intended to creat confusion by some managers of the football club to drive away the GM to enable them tamper with the money meant for the payment of players.

He categorically stated that the Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development has no right to sack the GM, rather it is the Governor that has power to sack the GM. 

He attributed the delay in the payment of players, coaches and staff to the reasons why there was exedus of players from the Heart Fc to another club in the country.

He disclosed the association resolve not to take it lightly if the people concerned failed to adheard strictly to their demand and suggestion.

Adding his voice, the vice chairman of Heartland Supporters Club, Pracious Daberechi beckoned on the Governor to intervene with a view to resolving the power tussle in the Heartland Fc, Owerri.

He also called on the Governor to as a matter of urgency tell Imo people whom he handed over the running of the club.

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