Heartland Threatens Boycott of their Remaining NPFL Fixtures.

Heartland has threatened to boycott their remaining league matches should Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha not meet them today.

The players are owed 10% from last season sign-on fees and 90% of sign-on fee for this season. An outstanding twenty-one match bonuses, nine from last season and 12 from this season is still been withheld by the state government.

The protesting players stormed the Government House complex yesterday morning hoping to discuss their plight with the state Governor in person.

Their anguish increased when the Chief of Staff, who received them, disclosed the Governor will only see them on Tuesday.

Heartland FC.
Heartland FC.

“We are tired of everything here at Heartland,” one angry player told MTNFootball.com. “We are being neglected by the state government and we decided to see the governor to table our case and get solution, but we waited in vain for over seven hours only for the Chief of Staff to come out and tell us he can’t see us today, that we should come back tomorrow.

“We have made up our minds that if the state Governor does not meet us on Tuesday with all due respect, we won’t play matches again from Wednesday match. This suffering is too much.

Heartland are scheduled to play Sharks in Port-Harcourt tomorrow in continuation of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), which has four rounds of matches left.

The ‘Naze Millionaires’ are presently ranked 12th on the league log with 46 points from 34 matches.