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The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has donated ₦100m to Heartland players for winning the 2022/23 Nigeria National League title.
The Eastern Updates recalls that the Naze Millionaires defeated Kano Pillars 2-0 in the final of the NNL Super Eight playoffs early this month.
The reward is for the team’s impressive performance in the campaign.
Heartland were unbeaten during the entire season.
The Owerri club also earned promotion back to the Nigeria Professional Football League at the competition.
Heartland are five-time winner of the NPFL.
In a related report, the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti have indicated that his government would be recruiting more talented players from across the world to prepare Enyimba for the challenge of competing successfully in the CAF Champions League against other sophisticated teams from North Africa.
He also promised that his administration would ensure that Enyimba get all the support they need to excel in local competitions.
Otti made this known while speaking during a reception at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Umuahia, which he organised for Enyimba, who recently won the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) title at the championship play-off in Lagos, Otti announced that his government would renovate the Enyimba Stadium to make it more suitable and fit for the CAF Champions League.
The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Mr Ikechukwu Emetu, sympathised with the players over their unpaid three months’ salaries by the past administration and announced that he has instructed that the process of defraying the outstanding salaries be effected with immediate effect.