Enemies have destroyed me, exclaims Heartland coach

Heartland FC head coach Ramson Madu has cried out as regards the state of his team after the Naze Millionaires were handed a 3-0 thrashing by MFM FC in Lagos.

Sunday’s defeat was the heaviest the team have suffered on their return to the top flight this season and it leaves them hovering just above the relegation zone on goals difference.

Madu’s side have lost their last two games, failing to score on each occasion and the coach believes his players should be held responsible for the loss.

“I don’t know what went wrong in the game but it is my players that I am holding for it,” begun Madu.

“They did not play for me nor played for the club. They played the match like an odd match. People have penetrated into my team to destroy me,” he added.

One of the team’s leaders Ebele Obi had complained to us about the difficulties facing the team on their return to the top flight, but Madu has brought a new twist to the team’s dwindling fortunes, insisting that some people want the team destroyed.

“My enemies have penetrated into my players to destroy me. So they have succeeded,” Madu bizarrely said.

Heartland have already lost two matches at home out of six so far but have also secured decent results away from home, beating Niger Tornadoes and drawing at Enyimba and Go-Round. Madu believes he is not up for sack as his position in the team is not one that can be disengaged.

“I am the one that brought them back to the top flight from the lower division and it is not easy to achieve that.

“If as a chief coach I am, they (management) think I’m not doing well, let them employ a technical adviser. I am from the Sports Council, I am not in direct contract with Heartland so I am an employee of the government. I am only on secondment at Heartland,” he revealed.

Heartland’s problems this season have also seen them ordered away from their homegrown in Owerri to play in Nnewi due to the substandard nature of the Dan Anyiam Stadium pitch. They face another road trip in their next game against Katsina United.