Nigeria's Heartland FC Fire Bulgarian Coach

Mitko Dobrev has been sacked as manager of Nigerian Premier League club Heartland FC after a series of disappointing results and "anti-club activities".

Nigerian Premier League club, Heartland FC of Owerri, have sacked Bulgarian coach, Mitko Dobrev, due to unprofessional behaviour and what the club's board term as "poor performance of the team".

Heartland are second behind league leaders Bayelsa United with 32 points from 19 matches.

Top club official, Emeka Iwuagwu, confirmed that Dobrev has been dismissed.

"We have sacked our technical adviser due to poor performance of the club as well as his anti-club activities," said Iwuagwu.

Dobrev joined Heartland last year from Ghana's Hearts of Oak and guided them to runners-up spot last season.

Earlier this season he was suspended for overstaying official leave, which was to granted him in order to attend a coaching course in Europe.

He was also queried for arranging for two of Heartland players, Kabiru Alausa and Emmanuel Omodiagbe, to go on trials in Bulgaria.

His contract was to have ended at the end of July.

Samm Audu, Goal.com