The sack and subsequent appointment was based on the directive of the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
The Imo State Government has sacked the chairman/ general manager of Heartland FC of Owerri, Fan Ndubuike, and appointed a replacement.
Ibeh Okechukwu was announced as the new club chairman by Kenneth Emelu, the Imo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, a statement from the club said.
Mr. Emelu said the sack and subsequent appointment was based on the directive of the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, who ordered the removal of the state head of government parastatals.
“We are gathered here today to witness the unveiling of the new Heartland’s general manager who has been given the mandate by his Excellency to reposition Heartland and take it to a greater height.
“The change has become relevant to keep in line with the directive from the governor that all heads of parastatals in the state be changed to new ones. Ndubuoke, the former Chairman tried his best but we must give way to another person for continuity,” Mr. Emelu said.
In his remarks, the new chairman was quoted as saying “I thank the Governor for giving me the opportunity to serve the state through Heartland and I will do my best to continue from the place that Mr. Ndubuike stopped.”
Heartland FC won five trophies in two years under Fan Ndubuike.
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