Heartland attacking midfielder, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu has promised to dedicate his side’s anticipated win against 3SC to his newly-born child, Chimamanda.
The baby girl was delivered on Friday.
The Naze Millionaires will host struggling 3SC in today’s Glo Premier League Matchday 32 duel at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.
Ibenegbu said though his side are sympathetic to the plight of the Oluyole Warriors he insisted 3SC will not get any reprieve as his teammates owe him an emphatic victory to dedicate to his bundle of joy.
“3SC are like a wounded lion fighting for survival but they won’t get it in Owerri. We won the first fixture in Ibadan and will surely pick another win in Owerri.
“We need the three points more than them as we’re positioning ourselves to grab a continental ticket.
“Continental ticket is still achievable with seven matches to end the season. We only need to win our available four home matches and strive for points in the three away games.
“More so I’ve already pleaded with my colleagues to win the match for me as I intend to dedicate the victory to my newly-born baby girl named Chimamanda.
“First baby girl is considered a blessing from God, I’ll be stepping out on the pitch for the first time as a father. I believe my baby will give me luck in the game,” said the Heartland playmaker to supersport.com.
Heartland are on eighth position on 44 points from a possible 93 while their opponents are rooted at the bottom on 38 points.