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He's back - De Kruif returns



Heartland's Dutch technical adviser, Lodewijk De Kruif is expected at his duty post next Wednesday.

The Dutchman left for his country home, Holland in May shortly after his side Caf Confederation Cup tie against DR Congo's AC Leopards in Owerri to attend to some pressing family issues with the expressed permission of his employer.

General manager of Heartland, Fan Ndubuoke who flayed the speculation around his return however told SuperSport.com that the Dutchman's return date was agreed upon by both parties before he hopped off to Holland.

"De Kruif will return to Owerri exactly in a week's time (Wednesday).

"He is getting his documents ready for his journey back to his duty post at Heartland.

"People are engaging in an unnecessary speculation, when we gave him leave to sort himself out, we made it clear that his absence would be temporary.

"Unfortunately, many people misconstrued our position preferring instead to announce that Heartland have sacked their technical adviser.

"Well, he was never sacked but will return on the agreed date to Nigeria to resume at his duty post at Heartland.

"His contract ends in August not June, he actually resumed in March not January as being speculated."

Ndubuoke was however not forthcoming whether the Dutch will get a second term at the expiration of his contract in August.

"His contract is still running, let's get to the bridge before we cross it. There are terms and conditions embedded in the contract, so there is no need to in a haste," he said.

Heartland management had at the wake of the Dutchman's departure hired the former Sharks and Plateau United manager, Nduka Ndubuisi as head coach.



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