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FC: Heartland leads Port Harcourt Centre

19 July 2012, 07:42

 Port Harcourt - Heartland FC of Owerri is now leading the Port Harcourt Centre of the Federation Cup round of 16.

Heartland played a 1-1 draw on Wednesday with fellow premier league side Nasarawa United in the first match of the day.  Heartland now tops at the centre with four points from two matches.

The Owerri side had beaten Plateau United 1-0 in their first game on July 16.

Kabiru Umar scored for Heartland in the 29th minute while Fagbemi Adepoju equalised for Nasarawa in the 31st minute.

Nasarawa's Assistant Coach, Sylvester Ekoja said the team was happy with the outcome of the encounter.

"My players tried their best and we hope to win our last match against Plateau United on Friday," he said.

However, Ransome Madu, Heartland’s Assistant Coach blamed the referee for the inability of his side to win.

"My players did well but the referee made some questionable calls which made our opponents to equalise. In spite of that, we are determined to win our last match in the centre," he said.

In the second match, Plateau United forced Gombe United to a 1-1 draw.

Gombe’s winger, Sani Gidado scored the fastest goal in the ongoing federation cup with a 29 seconds strike that took the Plateau team unawares.

Plateau equalised when midfielder Musa Adamu nodded in a pull out from the right flank.

Gombe and Nasarawa are placed second with two points and two goals.

The last matches at the centre would be played on July 20 simultaneously to determine the best two teams to qualify for the quarter finals.


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