Fidelis Ilechukwu has been unveiled by Nigeria Professional Football League side Heartland FC as their new coach in a glamorous ceremony at Owerri on Monday which had the State Governor Emeka Ihediora in attendance.
Other dignitaries in attendance were team manager, Mobi Oparaku; former Super Eagles midfielder, Henry Nwosu and other top officials of the club.
Illechukwu who told DiegwuSports in an exclusive interview that the Heartland deal was ‘An offer too good to refuse’ – Illechukwu said the target for this season was to be as high as possible on the league table this season.
The young tactician enjoyed a remarkable time in his over a decade stay with the Olukoya Boys.
Under his tutelage, MFM rose from a mere amateur club to the top echelon of domestic football in Nigeria and has maintained their status ever since.
After barely escaping relegation in their first season in the NPFL, MFM FC finished second behind Plateau United a season later and also represented Nigeria in the CAF Champions League.
He will combine his position with that of the U23 Eagles where he is one of the assistant coaches.
Reports suggest that Illechukwu will be earning one million Naira a month.