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Heartland expects tough Sharks' challenge



Heartland manager, Nduka Ndubuisi is confident NPL side, Sharks will give his wards quality challenge in this weekend's pre-season friendly at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.

Both sides are using the encounter to further strengthen their teams ahead of the start of the 2012/13 NPL season on February 16.

Ndubuisi said his wards are not resting on their past achievements but he wants to present a squad that will be convincing in their campaigns this season.

"We'll engage Sharks in a friendly match this weekend in Owerri and I believe the Port Harcourt side will give my team the toughest challenge ever in all their past build-up matches.

"It has not been long we finished the NPL pre-season Super Four tournament in Kano which we won, we don't want to live on the victories so far achieved but to further strengthen the team for the challenges ahead.

"We have a crowded schedule so we must be sure of the materials we'll use to prosecute the assignments. That's why we've constantly engaged the team in freindlies to avoid loss of form.

"I think the team are almost near perfection and by the time we're done with the matches lined up, we'll beat our chests that we have a team that can challenge for laurels, locally and on the continent," said the former Plateau United coach to supersport.com.

Heartland have spent one week out of their two-week closed door camping at Avu, Imo State and there are plans to engage the side in a friendly with teams from Warri and Enugu. The encounters will take place in Owerri.



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