Heartland have appointed experienced coach Kelechi Emeteole to lead the club in the forthcoming season.
A statement from the club’s media department on Friday said the management team led by Fan Ndubuoke after a careful study of the team has decided to hire a seasoned coach.
“As part of the on-going effort to reposition the team for the coming season, the management has decided to appoint a ‘seasoned hand,’ coach Kelechi Emeteole the new technical adviser. This appointment is with immediate effect,” the statement stated.
It also confirmed the elevation of Ramson Madu as the chief coach, Bob Acholonu as the chief trainer and Mangut Mbwas as the assistant coach of the team.
The statement added that Emeteole’s record and reputation as one of the big coaches in Nigeria coupled with his vast experience on the league scene will help him to raise and manage a formidable team that can emerge a winner at the end of the season.
This would be Emeteole’s fifth coaching journey to ‘The‘Naze Millionaires’, who he had captained as a player.
Fondly called ‘Cartapillar’ by his fans, Emeteole had taken Heartland to the finals of the CAF Champions League in 2009, where they lost only on away goal rules to T.P. Mazembe of DR Congo.
He had also headed ‘The Naze Millionaires’ technical bench both in 2001 and in 1998 when they were known as Iwuanyanwu and 1985, when they were called Spartans FC of Owerri.
In 2012, Emeteole took El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri to gain promotion back to the Premier League.
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