May 22, 2022

Heartland United captain Ezenwa underlines value of education immediately after unpaid salaries

Heartland United captain Ikechukwu Ezenwa has mentioned he is prioritizing training about the Nigeria Skilled Football League this period if he is not paid his superb salaries.

Ezenwa in a chat with Purpose, statements Naze Millionaires are owing him wages forward of the graduation of the 2021-22 campaign on Friday.

The Tremendous Eagles goalkeeper is at present learning Political Science in Imo Condition University and he is in his penultimate year.

Heartland United will kick off their campaign with a residence fixture towards Nasarawa United on Sunday.

On his approach for the new period, the 33-calendar year-previous told Goal: “I just want to aim on my education now due to the fact I know just after my football career, I have a further objective to pursue due to the fact no person plays soccer skillfully following 45 a long time so I consider schooling is going to enable me.

“By following calendar year, I will be in my finals I have to focus on my scientific studies and that is just one major cause why I will not want to leave Heartland mainly because I just want to concentrate on it. I believe that instruction will be a crucial to my achievements soon after soccer.

“I you should not want anything that will price me my degree, I mentioned to myself that for me to be enjoying skillfully in a position they never regard men and women.

“I cannot imagine some households staying scattered for the reason that of non-payment of salaries. This is why I simply call to beg the LMC, the NFF to glance into these concerns because it is so agonizing.

“I really don’t assume I am heading to get included in the new league year for the reason that this is not the time I am heading to leave Imo Condition for a different state or nation. For now, I’m giving 100 % focus on my schooling.

“The only detail that can make me depart Imo Point out is if I get a transfer deal to proceed my profession abroad.”

Ezenwa who was section of the Nigeria squad that finished 3rd at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, disclosed that his investments have supplied pillars of assist for him amid the non-payment of his entitlements.

“I have some attributes I obtained and when salaries have been not paid out for the past 8 months, I have a farm I go to exactly where I get some income,” he continued.

“That is why I generally tell the younger types all-around me that you are not still a wonderful footballer, it is immediately after your profession you grow to be that wonderful footballer. I also suggest them to have the aspiration of going to school. I constantly believe about why numerous of our retired experts are not well known yet again, it is most possible since of absence of education and learning.”

On his long term programs soon after graduation from Imo State University, he additional: “By the grace of God, soon after my occupation, I want to be amid the folks that will place factors suitable in our soccer sector.

“Education is likely to decide my long term, so I could possibly be in the faculty and not be associated in the league games simply because it relies upon on if Heartland will shell out the above eight months salaries currently being owed.”