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Heartland players must be disciplined, hardworking

2:41 PM WAT 14/01/2018
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The former Super Eagles defender has charged the newly signed players of the Naze Millionaires to make hard work their watchword

Heartland players have been enjoined to remain hard working and be disciplined if they are to perform at their best throughout the 2017-18 season.

The team manager of the Naze Millionaires, Mobi Oparaku implored the players to start the season with a bang when they welcome Sunshine Stars to the Dan Anyiam Stadium on Sunday.

“I don’t have much to tell them than for them to be disciplined and be hard working at all times. They are in a club that is willing to take them to the next level of their career but they must be humble to achieve that,” Oparaku told Goal.

“They must cooperate with the coaches and others in the club and they must take their trainings very seriously. I welcome the new players to Heartland and they have the platform to achieve their set target if they are level headed and are determined to succeed.

“We have a tough opening match of the season and we must wake up to that reality. NPFL is not meant for lily-livered team. We must show all that we are ready to compete with the very best. Sunshine Stars tie won’t come easy but I trust the players to put in their best.”    

On Saturday, the Naze Millionaires’ unveiled 11 new players namely: Fuad Ekelojuoti, Lucky Emariojake, Eze Sunday, Jimoh Ismail, Japhet Opubo, Abiodun Thompson, Uche Udeh, Oluchukwu Nwosu, Francis Madu, John Chukwudi and Akeem Adebayo.