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Heartland task Okorocha



Super Four winners, Heartland have said the side want solid financial support from their financiers, the Imo State government.

Heartland edged fellow continental campaigners to emerge winners of the NPL pre-season Super Four tournament in Kano at the weekend amassing seven points from three matches.

The side arrived at their base, Owerri from Kano on Monday to the warm embrace of appreciating supporters and government personnel.

Heartland defensive midfielder, Julius Ubido said his side's victory at the Super Four tournament provides a convincing reason for the government to strengthen their financial support for the team.

"This is the occasion we need government support more as we've been confirmed the best of the continental teams in the land.

"It's a big honour to the state and they need to reciprocate the gesture by coming to our financial needs.

"We'll go places if well motivated. Our salary comes as at when due but the government needs to ease the hitches delaying the payment of our signing-on fees.

"I believe we can bring the Caf Confederation Cup title to Owerri with the high spirit among my teammates and the quality of players, too.

"The governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has done reasonably well for us but we still want his financial shoulder around us so that we'll continue to win laurels for the state," said the Nigerian midfielder to supersport.com.

Aside winning the Federation Cup title back-to-back in 2012 and the Super Four title, the Naze Millionaires also added the Charity Cup shield to their rapidly expanding silverware collection.



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