Kennedy Boboye, visibly upset, announced his departure from Heartland after Thursday night’s 3-1 home victory over Remo Stars by the Naze Millionaires.

Boboye succeeded Christian Obi as manager of the five-time winners of the Nigerian Premier Football League last month.

Before he took over as head coach, Heartland had a winless record in nine games.

But in his supervised Owerri team’s play, they went 3–1, with a draw and three losses.

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo State, has ordered the restoration of Obi and has urged Boboye to step down.

After his team beat Remo Stars, Boboye dedicated the victory to the supporters and broke down in tears.

For the fans, this is a victory. The people of Imo state have been the most encouraging to me during my managerial career. I will not be there at the subsequent game.

Former NPFL champion Boboye told reporters, “I wish them well. This is a place where the people had me at heart.” BOBOE has previously won titles with Plateau United and Akwa United.

This is my final game as manager, and the top citizen of the state issued a proclamation.

The players should reciprocate Christian Obi’s kindness for all that they’ve done for me. They were recruited by him. The players have been instructed to provide him with greatest support, he added.

Heartland has 16 points after 16 games, good for 17th place in the NPFL standings.

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