Nigeria Federation Cup: Heartland FC, booted out

Heart Land FC
Heart Land FC

The match between Heartland and Sharks FC of Port Harcourt ended 1-0 in favour of Sharks.

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Heartland FC of Owerri have been booted out of this year’s competition.

The match between Heartland and Sharks FC of Port Harcourt ended 1-0 in favour of Sharks.

The match, which was played at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja on Friday, ended the run of the defending champions in the 2014 Federation Cup tournament.

The only goal of the match was a free kick scored at the 38th minute by Sharks forward, Ifeanyi Iyam, who spotted the number two jersey. All efforts by both teams to score at the second half proved abortive.

A Heartland defender, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES after the match, said, “We lost it tactically. A mistake by the midfielder led to the free kick and then the goal. It is not a time for us to rejoice, although it is football, but we have to move on and start preparations for the second round of the league. As far as we are concerned, FA Cup is history.”

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