Heartland have strengthened their team with Emmanuel Olowo, Amaechi Orji and Uche Oguchi in their bid to survive the relegation zone at the end of the season.
The Naze Millionaires initially added two players: Okey Nwadike and Ike ThankGod who made their debut last weekend against Kano Pillars but they have gone ahead to include another three with the hope of making the team very difficult to beat as they face Sunshine Stars this weekend in Akure.
Club’s sporting director, Promise Nwachukwu said the newly signed players were mostly former players of the team and they have returned to the side to rescue them from their present predicament in the league table.
“We have added some new players and three of them have had their registration completed but the remaining ones are still being processed by the League Management Company (LMC),” Nwachukwu told Goal.
“They are mostly former players of the team and I don’t think there will be a problem with blending with the team’s philosophy. They are also experienced which will help the other players in the team to learn very fast.
“We are also looking forward to adding a few more before the weekend game with Sunshine Stars. We know that we must be at our best if we are to survive the heat in Akure.”
Nwachukwu assured their Owerri fans that Heartland won’t be relegated and that the current restructuring of the playing staff and other reforms are geared towards ensuring that they stay up at the end of the season.
“We are taking our pain to do this to ensure that Heartland are still in the top-flight at the end of the season,” he added.
“We have brought in players who we have reposed confidence in to reshape the team. we are doing everything to ensure that we are not relegated at the end of the season and we want our fans to get behind us in all that we do to actualize that.”
Heartland sit at the base of the Nigerian topflight with 16 points from 20 games.