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Madu shrugs off Heartland's shock loss

11 March 2013, 09:30

Heartland coach, Ransom Madu has said his side 2012/13 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 1 defeat to newcomers, Nembe City will count for nothing against their Caf Confederation Cup opponents, Union Sportive Bitam on Sunday, SuperSport.com reports.

Cup holders, Heartland were stunned 1-2 by Nembe City at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri on Sunday and will go into the game against Gabonese side in Africa's second tier club championship on a low in Owerri on Sunday.

The Nembe-based side shocked their experienced side with an opening goal through Brown Braye in the 47th minute while Heartland restored parity through Tope Olusesi in the 71st minute. However, the Matchday 1 giant-killers stunned their hapless hosts a minute later with the winning goal through Samuel Akinbinu.

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