The five-time Nigerian champions are drawn in Group B4 of Nigeria's second division: the NNL.
Former Nigerian champions Heartland have unveiled the club's latest signings as a part of preparations for the 2023 National National League (NPFL).
The five-time Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) winners and Imo FA Cup champions at the end of the 2021/22 NPFL season got relegated to the NNL for only the second time in their history, and would this season play in Group B4 of the second division.
As part of preparations for the NNL season set get into full swing from next week, revealed on Thursday, March 16, that the club had signed 17 new players from different clubs around the world
Heartland's new signing for the 2023 season
Goalkeepers: Bright John Chimezie, GK (from Dakkada)
Chisom Bright Chiaya, GK (from Rangers International)
Edwin Nnaemeka, GK (from Calabar Rovers)
Defenders: Afolanyan Peters, CB (from Dino SC)
Udeozo Ikechukwu, LB (from Nnewi United)
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Midfielders: Fabian Omaka, AM (from Enyimba)
Chukwujekwu Onuoha, CM (from Nnewi United)
Okemmiri Anthony, LM (from Abia Warriors)
Jeremiah Ndukwe (from Solo FC)
Chukwuma Nwankwo (from FirstBank FC)
Forwards: Tunde Franklin, CF (from Sunshine Stars)
Onyekachi Okafor, CF (from Ali Saman)
Arum Chukwuebuka Kingsley, CF (from Amanda FC)
Chibuzor Ekeocha, CF (from Heartland team B)
Gideon Julius, CF (from Akwa United)
Nwohuruche Victor, RW/LW (from Go-Round)
Meanwhile a special session, saw Nnaemeka Anyanwu unveiled as Heartland's new captain, while 10 other players were promoted from the academy team to make up the squad.
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