In a statement by Henry Echefu, the club’s media officer, the management said the decision was as a result of poor results. It said Ezekiel Onyegbulem would take over as coach of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side.
“The management of Heartland FC of Owerri, led by Chibuzor Etuemena, has directed head coach Ramson Madu to temporarily step aside,” Echefu said in the statement.
“The decision is due to the team’s recent poor performances in the ongoing 2017/2018 NPFL.
“In place of the Madu-led technical crew, the club has directed that coach Ezekiel Onyegbulem should take charge of the team.
“He will be assisted by coach Isaac Mbaegbu who is recently in the club’s youth team, the Team B. The decision takes place with immediate effect.”
According to the statement, the new technical crew would take charge of the team during their match day 14 home game against visiting Nasarawa United on Sunday at the Dan Anyiam Stadium.