Mikel’s Brother Disowns Suit against Ifeanyi Ubah


Heartland goalkeeper, Ebele Obi has dissociated himself from the purported lawsuit filed against FC IfeanyiUbah proprietor, Dr Ifeanyi Patrick Obi instituted by the Nigerian Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF).

The Anambra-born goalkeeper who is elder brother of Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, said yesterday that he and his family had decided to move on from the ugly incident that happened last month when Heartland played the Nnewi-based club-side in a Nigeria Professional Football League game.

“Inasmuch as I detest the actions of Ifeanyi Ubah and the thugs he sent to beat me up, I and my family have decided to painfully move on.

“It was a sad episode in my life but after a family meeting, I was advised by my family not to press charges,” observed the Heartland first choice safe hands.

Ebele said he was excited to be back after his suspension and promises to give the Naze Millionaires the best of his services in the remaining matches of the NPFL season.

Meanwhile, the General Manager of Heartland FC, Mr Oscar Okeke has congratulated the team on its feat in Kano, charging the players to take other teams seriously like they did against the top teams in the league
“The boys put up a spirited fight in Kano and Umuahia but they seemed to take others for granted.

“If my boys prosecute other games with the seriousness exhibited against Enyimba, Kano Pillars and MFM FC, then we will be among the Top Five teams of the NPFL 2015/2016 season,” concludes the Heartland chief.