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Boboye hopeful of returning struggling Heartland FC to winning ways


Kennedy Boboye has made a passionate pledge to turn around the fortunes of struggling Heartland Football Club after being named the club’s head coach.

Boboye, a former Akwa United gaffer, was named the Naze Millionaire’s new head coach on Wednesday following the sack of Christian Obi over the club’s dismal start to the 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League.

Heartland was promoted into the NPFL season but now sits at the bottom of the NPFL table with six points after nine matches and has not recorded a win in the current campaign.

Amid these staggering stats, Boboye has expressed optimism in the task ahead and hopes to pull Heartland out of the relegation zone.

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“I am ready for the task. I had different thoughts when I was contacted initially because of the club’s position on the league table, but with what I have seen on the ground, I am certain we can pull through,” Boboye told Heartland FC.

“We need everyone to get to work. You are going to be seeing a new mentality in the team. The players have assured me there would be changes, and I am excited to be here.”

Boboye, a two-time NPFL winner with Plateau United in 2017 and Akwa United in 2021, faces a big test in his first game in charge of Heartland in an oriental derby against Enyimba on Saturday.