Heartland New documentary shows Heartland's rise to the NPFL

A new documentary reveals the journey of Heartland from relegation back to the Nigeria's top division.

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Up until 2016, Heartland Football Club of Owerri, were never relegated from the first tier of football, and were referred to as one of the heavy weights of Nigerian club football.

This documentary showcases how the Naze Millionaires bounced back to the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) after just one season in the lower division.

The compilation packaged by NPFL enthusiast John-Paul Nnamdi, recounts how heartland were relegated controversially on the final day, and condemned to the second division.

The resurgence of the imo state side can be attributed to the loyalty of their supporters, who stayed despite difficulties as well as top players who left in search of greener pastures.

New Documentary shows Heartland's rise from Relegation back to the NPFL play The Naze Millionaires are back in the top tier of football in Nigeria (NPFL)

 

Their brief stint in the lower division was down to the leadership of Honourable Chibuzo Etuemena who came on as chairman of the club just before the club got relegated.

He brought in Ramson Madu who steadied the ship, despite the set back the chairman tried to improve the welfare of the players which eventually paid off as Heartland navigated the Nigerian National League (NNL) southern conference back to the top tier of football in the country.

The Naze Millianaires are back among the best footall clubs in the country, despite demotion to the lower division, the club has fought its way back to show that it was just a temporary setback.

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