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ILLECHUKWU DUMPS MFM FC AFTER 13 YEARS, TO JOIN HEARTLAND

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Joseph Omoniyi After over a decade at the helm of managerial affairs of NPFL sides, MFM FC, coach Fidelis Illechuckwu has left the Lagos based team to join Heartland of Owerri. Coach Fidelis spent 13 good years of his managerial career with the Olukoya Boys is set to be announced on Monday as the new gaffer of the Naze Millionaires. He served the Olukoya Boys for 13 years before finally opting for a new challenge elsewhere. Speaking with newsmen, a top official of the Daniel Olukoya owned team said, “Yes, it is true, coach Fidelis is no longer with us [MFM], but I cannot confirm which club he is going to, we would be releasing an official statement very soon to thank him for his meritorious service and also wish ‘Camara’ well in his future endeavours”. “We have always known that this day will eventually come and so we are already looking at a good replacement, while I will not want to drop any names, you can be sure that we will be going for another young hardworking coach to carry on the good work our former coach has done over the years” IIlechukwu started his tenure with MFM in the Nationwide League before moving up to the Nigeria National League (NNL) and then the NPFL, where he led the Olukoya Boys to play in the Caf Champions League. According to several reports in the media, Ilechukwu is going across the Niger to team up with Heartland. The Naze Millionaires have reportedly agreed on terms with the coach and would unveil him earnestly as they look set to get their preparations for the new NPFL season up and running.

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