Ilechukwu says leaving MFM for Heartland was tough
Ilechukwu says leaving MFM for Heartland was tough

Ilechukwu says leaving MFM for Heartland was tough

New Heartland FC coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has said his exit from MFM after 13 years was a tough decision to make.

Ilechukwu was in charge of the Lagos-based club for 13 years where he took them from lower division to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and a stint in the CAF Champions League.

“I don’t want to talk about MFM because it is so painful leaving and talking about them now,” ‘The Working One’ starts in a chart with

MFM FC is always in my heart because they are like my father and I’m like their first son.

“At MFM, the fans love me so much, they didn’t want me to go, but honestly, it was a tough decision for me to leave.”

However, Ilechukwu admits his consolation is the ability to bring up coaches who can successfully step into his shoes and fill the void he left behind at MFM FC.

“You know we have a lot of coaches there who I trained,” the young tactician who is assistant coach to Imama Amapakabo at the U-23 Olympic Eagles said.

“And I believe that they can as well put themselves in my shoes and be able to do well in the team.”


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