Dr. Martin Ohiri (In white) accompanied by Chibuzo Etuemena during the facility inspection.

In a bid to reinforce the high standard of sports in Imo state and also strengthen one of Imo state’s flagship sporting outfits, Heartland FC, the Commissioner for Sports Dr. Martin Ohiri has commenced an insightful synergy between the teams and the Sports Ministry.

His major point of concentration at the moment is to prepare Heartland FC for the new Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), which kicks off in few days.

To this effect, Dr. Ohiri alongside the Chairman of Heartland FC, Hon. Chibuzo Etuemena carried out a facility inspection at the Dan Anyiam Stadium to ascertain the state of sporting complex.

“Before now, we have commenced efforts to make sure our facility is in good shape and this coincides with the beginning of the football season. We are working with the management of the team to make sure that all the necessary facilities for the league are put in place,” said Dr. Ohiri.

There has also been a face-lift of the stadium premises and also tending to the turf, which is a key factor in determining the performance of the team.

Dr. Ohiri further assured Heartland FC management of the support from government, considering the fact the ministry of sport has now been tailored down to take charge of the affairs in the sports council.

The commissioner confirmed that several strategic meetings are been held with other sporting clubs in the state bearing in mind the government’s resolution to revamp sports and sporting engagements in the state.