It was a rough outing for Heartland Football Club in Kano.
Despite having won Wednesday’s game against Kano Pillars, the players and officials of Heartland Football Club of Owerri, have had a rough outing in Kano where they are competing at the Super Four tournament.
Their challenges started before they arrived. On their way to Kano, Monday night, their bus suffered mechanical faults delaying their trip by a night and forcing them to make a stopover at Lokoja, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.
And after Wednesday’s 1 – 0 victory over the home team, Kano Pillars, Heartland experienced a fire outbreak at their hotel in the evening. The situation was, however, brought under control on time, ensuring no death or major injuries to anyone.
The team drew their second match of the tournament against Enugu Rangers on Thursday. The match ended in a two-all draw.
The Chairman of Heartland Football Club, Fan Ndubuike, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES after the match said “people said there was a fire alarm although I am not in Kano but thank God it wasn’t something serious,
“Well I am not happy, I wanted to win all the matches, we were leading initially but they equalized at the late hour.
“We have a good side though we are not there to win, we are there to play, because our key players are not here, four players are abroad on trials, the rest three are presently at the camp of the super eagles in Portugal although everybody wants to win I am not giving excuses,” he said.
Enugu Rangers happy
Enugu Rangers forward, Monday Odigie, told PREMIUM TIMES after the match that his team was happy with its performance against Heartland.
“The game has further helped to show us where to work on, I am sure the four teams will greatly benefit from this tournament,” he said.
Heartland is currently leading the table with four points.
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