Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Heartland have asked their head coach Ramson Madu to step aside following a string of recent poor results.
Heartland have dropped to nineteenth on the twenty-team log after a run of four consecutive losses in the league which left them just two points off the bottom.
The Naze Millionaires went down 1-2 at Akwa United in a rescheduled Match Day ten game at the Nest of Champions in Uyo on Wednesday. That result has proved costly for Madu.
In a statement released by the club late on Thursday night, Madu; who brought the team to the elite division after their first season in the second cadre last season was asked to step aside.
“The decision according to the club is due to the recent poor performance of the team in the on-going 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League.
“In the place of the Ramson Madu’s led crew, the club directs that Coach Eziekel Onyegbulem should take charge of the team and will be assisted by Coach Isaac Mbaegbu who is recently in the club’s youth team the team B.
“The decision takes place with immediate effect,” the club statement read.
Madu had alleged that his team’s unity was being compromised after a loss at MFM on March 12, noting that his enemies have penetrated into his camp (https://www.aclsports.com/10348-2/).
Onyegbulem’s first assignment in charge of the team will be a home game against Nasarawa United on Sunday in a Match Day fourteen game.