New Heartland coach Ramson Madu has said he believes God will ensure the Owerri club are not relegated this season.
‘The Nzae Millionaires’ are second from bottom on the table with 25 points from 28 matches, seven points behind nearest rivals Warri Wolves.
In his first game in charge at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri on Saturday, Heartland defeated visiting Nasarawa United 1-0 and the former defender said the victory was a good omen on his rescue mission at the club.
“The only reason Heartland will escape relegation is God. I’m telling you, the hand of God is on this team and that is why we’ll not be relegated,” Madu said.
“But as human beings, we must do our best to see that we don’t go down.”
Madu regretted that with only about eight games left to end the season, there would be no opportunity to tinker the team, but said he would have to work on the mistakes detected in the team from the matches they are playing.
“I have seen the areas I will go back and correct. We’ll work on their tactics, we’ll work on their technique and then we’ll work on their psychology,” he said.
“If we can get our own acts right, surely, God can do the rest for us.”
The coach is back at Heartland for the second time in four years.