By Uche Dozie
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
News reaching Kick442.com says the players of Heartland FC of Owerri have received extra bonus.
The team got an extra bonus after the win against league leaders Plateau United of Jos on Sunday on match day seven at Okigwe Stadium.
DiegwuSports reports that Heartland FC media director, Solomon Onu revealed that in addition to the normal home win bonus which the players normally get, the club chairman Charles Ezekwem paid the team an away bonus as a gesture to reward them for the effort they have put in place to win the high profile match again league leaders Plateau United.
“I can confirm to you that the boys received an extra away bonus on Sunday following their win over Plateau United courtesy of our able club chairman Charles Ezekwem.
“No one was expecting such. The chairman just went into the dressing room and shared the money to the players in cash” Mr. Onu told DiegwuSports.
In addition to the extra bonus, Mr. Onu also told DiegwuSports that the players also received cash motivation of one hundred thousand Naira (N100,000) from the sporting director, Ifeanyi Ekwueme who was also very impressed with the performance of the team.
The club media director Mr. Onu also said that the players were excited by the development and promised to do their best to maintain the good performance.
“The players were very surprised and happy by the gesture and they also promised that they will do their best to repay the love which the chairman has showed on them.”
Onu believes the Naze Millionaires can get a positive result at the Ilorin Stadium as the mood in the camp is positive and the players go the tie with the mindset to win.
“I can tell you the mood in camp is very positive. We want to build on that win against Plateau United and we will be going into the match with a mission to win.
“Obviously, it’s not going to be easy but if we can play the way we did against Plateau United then we can get the win.”
Heartland are 13th on the log and will play a Kwara United side who will be starting life in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) after a slot swop with Delta Force of Delta in a match day fixture at Ilorin.
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