By Kingsley Emmanuel

Heartland FC coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu insists that he will not leave the club over unpaid wages.

Ilechukwu in an exclusive interview with NigerianFootballer.com said he will not lave the club and if he does, it will not be because he is being owed wages.

“If I want to leave Heartland FC today, it won’t be because they are owing me,” the soft-spoken coach said.

“When the management brought me here, they didn’t know that things were going to be like this. I know what they did and the pressure they put on me to come down to Owerri and this is the reason why if am leaving today, it won’t be because they are owing me.”

Ilechukwu, the former head coach of MFM FC, further stated reasons why he might consider leaving the club if the need arises.


“If I’m leaving, it will be based on the structure on the ground and time to prepare to start the league.

“The kind of players at Heartland and the preparation of the team towards the coming season are my current considerations and not money because I know they must pay. That is what I believe,” Ilechukwu said.

“I am not in a haste for money because it will come when we keep working hard because everything has time and I believe so much in what God can do, so if I decide to leave Heartland today.”

Fidelis Ilechukwu has been coach of Heartland for just one season after leaving MFM FC for the Owerri based club.

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