Heartland coach happy with home draw against Go Round

Heartland coach happy with home draw against Go Round

Head coach of Nigerian National League Southern Conference leaders Heartland FC, Ramson Madu is delighted with his team’s point in their stalemate with nearest rivals Go Round on Wednesday.

Both teams cancelled each other out in a fairly entertaining Match Day 30 contest at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri in a game where Go Round goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali saved a 75th minute spot kick.

With his team maintaining its eight-point gap at the top of the Southern Conference aftermath of Wednesday’s draw, Madu quite strangely believes the draw has a victory feeling in it.

“It’s a win, one point is a win. So I’m happy to have one point,” said Madu after the game.

“The only issue is that I am supposed to collect three points but this one point will make me to work more so that I can make up the points.”

In spite of the Northern Conference of the NNL ending on Wednesday, there are still four more games left in the Southern Conference but Madu believes his team is already assured of promotion to the top flight.

‘We are there already,” Madu responded to a question on if his team was ready for the elite division.

“I was asked when we were still bottom of the table if we could promote and I said emphatically then that we will.”

“I have the team so I know what to do. I know where to collect my points,” he added.

Francis Momoh’s 75th minute penalty was saved by Nwabali in what represented Heartland’s best chance to get maximum points in the game. His coach however would not blame him as he described it as an “act of God”.

Heartland will travel to Abeokuta to face Gateway FC in their next league game, this weekend.

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