Heartland captain and centre back Chinedu Efugh believes mother luck has deserted his side after they played to a goalless draw against newcomers Plateau United.
The Naze Millionaires were held to a barren draw by the Tin City landlords in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matchday 18 clash at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri.
Efugh said fatigue too cheated his side from what would have been a well-deserved victory in Wednesday’s duel against Plateau United.
“Hard luck and fatigue were responsible for the goalless draw against the Plateau United.
“Two trips to Lokoja and Kano and a just a day to prepare for the clash against Plateau United did not help our fitness level one bit.
“We have not rested well so physically and psychologically we were not prepared for the demands and rigousr of the match.
“We could have won but we luck was not our side..
“Plateau United gave a good account of themselves but were lucky to go home with a point,” said the former Enugu Rangers strongman to supersport.com.
The shared spoils with Plateau United takes Heartland’s total earnings to 23 from a possible 54 in the 18-week-old Nigerian top flight.