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Plateau Utd's Decision To Give Its New Coach A Car Should Be Applauded & Encouraged By Other Clubs

Fidelis Ilechukwu, Plateau United's head coach, was handed an official car by the club officials. Well, it must be stated it's very uncommon to see Nigerian clubs come to social media to announce that they have given your head coach an official car. From the pictures that circulated online, Fidelis Ilechukwu was handed a Peugeot 406 Wagon by the Club's management.

  7 months ago ago
Plateau Utd's Decision To Give Its New Coach A Car Should Be Applauded & Encouraged By Other Clubs

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102 goals in 64 games : Meet the prolific Nigerian forward who is yet to play for the Super Eagles

John Okoye Ebuka is a Nigerian striker born on the 22 of November 1996 and currently plays for Yenicami Agdelen S.K a Turkish Cypriot club. Okoye came into limelight when he filed out for Nigeria professional football league side MFM FC of Lagos, but didn't stay too long in the league before moving abroad. Okoye left the MFM FC to team up with Serbian side Novi Pazarun in 2015 and made his debut for the Club on the 24th of October 2015, but unfortunately his side lost the game. However things did not work o

  2 years ago ago
102 goals in 64 games : Meet the prolific Nigerian forward who is yet to play for the Super Eagles

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From Okada and bus driver in Lagos to fame, touching story of Nigerian who is making waves

Heartland Football Club Head Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu has shared a touching story of how he used to be an Okada rider and other things just to put food on his table. In a report, Fidelis Ilechukwu opened up on his life and career during an interview with Ademetan Abayomi via Telephone Conversation, and according to him, he became popular for not being ashamed of what puts food to his table. The former Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club gaffer added that he was also a bus driver to augment

  1 year ago ago
From Okada and bus driver in Lagos to fame, touching story of Nigerian who is making waves

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Checkered Coaching Career Of New Plateau United Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu

In a few years, Fidelis Ilechukwu has become one of the most reverred coaches in the Nigerian domestic football scene, but the story of his meteoric rise is scarcely told, if told at all. *Ilechukwu (right) is unveiled by Plateau United. He has laid down the marker in the Nigeria Professional Football League, holding the reins with candour at MFM FC and Heartland FC.

  8 months ago ago
Checkered Coaching Career Of New Plateau United Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu

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From Sales boy to a Top-Class Manager:Meet the Nigerian Coach who is a mix of Pep, Jose and Simeone

Heartland FC coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu became the youngest manager in the NPFL when he led MFM to promotion in 2016.  In this interview with Odunayo Ruth Hassan, Coach Fidelis talks about his sojourn, from being an apprentice in motorcycle spare parts dealership to becoming a club owner and now one of the most reckoned coaches in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). Can you please tell us how you started your coaching career?  FI: I decided to go into football sometime around 1998/19. I had an

  2 years ago ago
From Sales boy to a Top-Class Manager:Meet the Nigerian Coach who is a mix of Pep, Jose and Simeone

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Unleashing Agege to the World - The 5 Biggest Stars Ilechukwu has Nurtured to Stardom

Former Nigeria U23 assistant coach Fidelis Ilechukwu managed Lagos-based team MFM for over 10 years and took them to their maiden CAF Champions League tournament in 2018. During his time with MFM, he recruited and nurtured some fantastic players, who are currently doing well in Europe and have represented the Nigerian national team. In this article, we will be unearthing the top five players the Heartland coach has groomed - as revealed by the coach on Let's Gist Naija. 1. Stephen Odey Stephen Odey is a ver

  2 years ago ago
Unleashing Agege to the World - The 5 Biggest Stars Ilechukwu has Nurtured to Stardom

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Top 5 Best Dressed Coaches In The Nigerian Professional Football League (PHOTOS)

Nigerian Professional League Coaches are rarely fashionist. It is had to find that sophisticated coach in Nigerian league but there still some few coaches who standout on their mode of dressings. Some managers preferred to wear tracksuits, hoodies, suits on Match Days. 1. Fidelis Ilechukwu - Heartland FC The Heartland gaffer is always on point when it comes to Match days, he either appear on T-shirt or with the club tracksuit. His side are 10th on the log in the current campaign. 2. Abdul Makaiba - Plateau United

  1 year ago ago
Top 5 Best Dressed Coaches In The Nigerian Professional Football League (PHOTOS)

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Bragging or Confidence: Nigerian Coach Compares himself to Guardiola, Mourinho and Simeone

Nigerian coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has compared himself to renowned coaches like Tottenham's Jose Mourinho, Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid and Man City's Pep Guardiola. Guardiola guided City to the domestic treble last season, Mourinho has won the Champions League with Porto and Inter Milan, while Simeone is a tactically sound manager.  Ilechukwu, who managed Lagos-based team MFM for over 10 years and took them to their maiden CAF Champions League in 2018 opens up on the qualities that makes him standout.�

  2 years ago ago
Bragging or Confidence: Nigerian Coach Compares himself to Guardiola, Mourinho and Simeone

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Exclusive : Kanu is the greatest player in the history of Nigerian football - Fidelis Ilechukwu

Former Nigeria National U-23 team assistant coach Fidelis Ilechukwu says Kanu Nwankwo is the greatest Nigerian player ever. Ilechukwu who made this known in exclusive interview with Opera News on Sunday, says the former Arsenal forward deserved the accolades ahead of Austine Okocha and John Mikel Obi, to me i saw this in media and it's causing confusion, but this are out three biggest stars in Nigeria. "I'm a fan of all of them (Kanu, Okocha and Mikel) , but I think Kanu Nwankwo won African best twice and w

  2 years ago ago
Exclusive : Kanu is the greatest player in the history of Nigerian football - Fidelis Ilechukwu

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Nigeria Coach Explains Why 'Papilo' Is Nigeria's Greatest Of All Time (G. O. A. T)

One of most of the intelligent in the Nigeria Professional Football league, Fidelis Ilechukwu has name Kanu Nwankwo as the Nigeria greatest player of all time. He bares his mind on the hot topic causing lots of disagreement among soccer fans in Nigeria, on Sunday afternoon when he was a guest in Let's Gist Naija , LGN, WhatsApp group.  "I know a lot of people are already debating about this thing, but if I must pick Nigeria's best of all time, I think Kanu Nwankwo is it for me". Said the self-styled workin

  2 years ago ago
Nigeria Coach Explains Why 'Papilo' Is Nigeria's Greatest Of All Time (G. O. A. T)

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The Man Who Replaced Ilechukwu In MFMFC

Back to the annual Dr D K Olukoya Int’l Youth Football competition sponsored by MFM General Overseer, Dr Daniel Olukoya, the 2018 edition took place at the Agege stadium between MFM Magboro and MFM Abuja.  At the end of hostilities, MFM Abuja coaches by Tope Tony Bolus defeated MFM Magboro 2-0 to emerge the best football playing region in MFM for 2018.  For followers of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Bolus is a known name in coaching.  For starters, Bolus won coach of the month in the

  1 year ago ago
The Man Who Replaced Ilechukwu In MFMFC

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Fidelis Ilechukwu Reveals Real Reason He Left MFM FC

Former head coach of Nigeria Professional Football League side MFM FC, Fidelis Ilechukwu has confirmed that he left the Lagos based side to ensure the club's philosophy of repositioning take effect. Camara as fondly called added that he also wants to win laurels in Nigeria Football and had to take what he described as one of the most difficult decisions in his life. While fielding questions from Journalists on Sports WhatsApp group Let's Gist Naija, Ilechukwu Confirmed that money was never his problem at MF

  2 years ago ago
Fidelis Ilechukwu Reveals Real Reason He Left MFM FC

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NPFL Coach eyes Super Eagles job

Hassan Odunayo Ruth Heartland FC Manager, Fidelis Ilechukwu has expressed his desire to coach the Nigerian National team anytime in the near future. Fidelis, who was a head coach at MFM for 12 years and qualified them for their maiden appearance at the CAF Champions League in 2018 and also a former assistant coach of the Nigerian U-23 team has said managing the Super Eagles in the coming years is one of his long-term aspirations. "I'm always positive about the future because I know it has a lot for me. So i

  2 years ago ago
NPFL Coach eyes Super Eagles job

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It would be satanic to keep players and coaches in a team for 13 years - MFM boss

The General Coordinator of Sports for Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Godwin Enakhena, says It would be satanic to keep players and coaches in one team for 13 years. Enakhena who made this known on a fast rising platform, SVO, said this explains why top players, as well as the coach of the club for many years, Fidelis Ilechukwu, left the club after last Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. The top administrator and Sport Journalist said it was about time they left for pastures

  2 years ago ago
It would be satanic to keep players and coaches in a team for 13 years - MFM boss

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Heartland FC of Owerri had a ghastly motor accident on their way back to Owerri from Lagos.

The joy and happiness that followed the victory of Heartland FC over MFM of Lagos at the Agege Stadium was cut short on their way back to Owerri from Lagos. The team was involved in a ghastly motor accident on their way back to Owerri last Monday. According to an eyewitness, their vehicle hit a Mercedes Benz 911 and left the windscreen and roof of the car damaged. Heartland coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu drove the vehicle with his two assistants, team manager and players as occupants. Fidelis Ilechukwu was rushed

  1 year ago ago
Heartland FC of Owerri had a ghastly motor accident on their way back to Owerri from Lagos.

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Wikki Tourists Involved In Ghastly Accident (Photos)

Nigeria Professional Football League side, Wikki Tourists have just been involved in an accident, with the team's bus charred.The accident took place at 7 am this morning along Hawan Kibo Road in the popular forest area after Jos in Plateau State.

  1 year ago ago
Wikki Tourists Involved In Ghastly Accident (Photos)

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Revealed! How Olympic Eagles Missed Out On Tokyo 2020 Ticket

Former Olympic Eagles assistant coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu, has explained how the team failed to secure a ticket to the men’s football tournament of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games that has been moved to next year. Speaking on a range of issues on African Sports Forum, Ilechukwu, who made a name with MFM FC and currently the head coach of Heartland Football Club, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to coach a national team, adding that the Imama Amapakako-led technical crew did its best to qualify the team, hi

  2 years ago ago
Revealed! How Olympic Eagles Missed Out On Tokyo 2020 Ticket

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Ilechukwu Should Take Responsibility For Heartland Failure, Says Asomugha

Former Nigeria and Rangers defence strongman, Azuka Asomugha, salutes the courage of Heartland FC coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu, but adds that he should have spoken up on the pitiable conditions at the club and not wait until things got out of hands to make excuses for failure. The Houston, Texas based sports consultant reacted to Ikechukwu's statement after his team were forced to 1-1 draw by FC Ifeanyi Ubah in an Nigeria Professional Football League match day 8 tie at Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri on Thursday. The

  1 year ago ago
Ilechukwu Should Take Responsibility For Heartland Failure, Says Asomugha

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I could have Become A Musician And I Used Music To Interact With My Players - Fidelis Ilechukwu

Head coach of Heartland FC of Owerri, Fidelis Ilechukwu has talked about how he uses for music to interact with his players and revealed he could have venture into music if not for coaching. Fidelis Ilechukwu whom nurtured MFM from the formative stage. MFM Cup, Boska Cup, NLO, NNL and to the NPFL before leaving for Heartland sings and rap for his players doing his days in MFM. "I could have be a musician because i love music so much". "If I'm relaxing is music, If I'm sleeping is music, I'm eating music,

  2 years ago ago
I could have Become A Musician And I Used Music To Interact With My Players - Fidelis Ilechukwu

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Nigerian coach reveals how he's using music to train his players

In football, every coaches have their ways and style of training their players to get the best out of them. While some coaches more of theoretical and with less practice others will choose the other ways. For Fidelis Ilechukwu, Technical Adviser of Heartland FC and Assistant Coach of Nigeria's U23 team, his best way to explain training details and get the best of his boys is through Music. Ikechukwu disclosed this in an interview monitored on Lets Gist Naija Football WhatsApp platform on Sunday. He noted th

  2 years ago ago
Nigerian coach reveals how he's using music to train his players