Heartland Coach Obi On ‘Cloud Nine’ After Stopping 17-Match Winless Run

Christian Obi, a former Nigeria goalkeeper was emotionally swept off his feet Wednesday evening after his club, Heartland FC, broke their awful 17-match winless run in the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League campaign following a 2-0 triumph over Abia Warriors in an oriental derby on matchday 25 fixture at Awka City Stadium, Completesports.com reports.

Two quick-fire goals by Onyekachi Okafor in the19th minute and Ikechukwu Mgbemena on 25 minutes proved healthy enough for the five-time champions to earn fetch their first win of the season under coach Christian Obi and makes it Heartland’s third oriental derby win over Abia Warriors in 14 meets. Abia Warriors won nine of the derbies against Heartland while two ended in draws.

It was an amazing return to winning ways for the Naze Millionaires who last won a in January against Remo Stars in Owerri in a Matchday 16 fixture that ended 3-1.

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