Heartland FC

Heartland FC


Heartland Football Club of Owerri is one of the oldest teams in the country's top-flight league, the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).

It was founded in 1976 as Spartans FC of Owerri by the then newly created Imo State. In 1985 it became Iwuanyanwu Nationale, named after Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, the businessman who funded it for 20 years. In 2006 it and was returned to Imo State current name.

HomeStadium: Okigwe Township Stadium (10,000 capacity) pending the renovation of  Dan Anyiam Stadium

Owners – Imo State

Chairman: Charles Ezekwem

Head Coach: Fidelis Ilechukwu

Nickname(s): Soccer Scientists, Spartans, Naze Millionaires, The Hearts

Established: 1976

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