Heartland manager, Kennedy Boboye has pleaded with the club’s supporters to rally behind the team as they bid to navigate through a poor start to the season.
The Naze Millionaires are winless after nine games in the Nigeria Premier Football League this season. The former champions occupy last position on the table with six points.
Erstwhile handler of the side, Christian Obi has been asked to step aside with Boboye now in charge of the Owerri club.
Boboye, who won the NPFL title with Plateau United and Akwa United in the past , is upbeat he can help turn around the fortunes of the club but insisted the supporters have a crucial role in achieving that.
“We are lucky Heartland have its crisis now. As a coach, I normally pray to have my crisis early in the season because you can still rebuild, but when you have it towards the end of the season, if you don’t take time, you find yourself in relegation,” the 50-year-old told the club’s official website.
“I plead with the fans to still come out and support the team, we are going to turn things around.”
Heartland will face holders Enyimba in an oriental derby at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri on Saturday (today).