Two-time champion of the NPFL, Kenedy Boboye is back in the dugout, and this time he is teaming up with Heartland FC who are in search of a lifeline.
Nine matchdays into the season and it’s obvious the NNL champions are battling relegation.
Boboye will be replacing former international, Christian Obi after his announcement.
For industry watchers, Boboye has been out for too long, looking at his pedigree as a league winner.
His last job was with Akwa United, where he won the league for the second time.
Unlike previous occasions, Boboye will be coming to save a drowning Naze millionaire, and the last time he was on a rescue mission at Remo Stars, it didn’t end well.
If not on a rescue mission, Boboye is a league title challenger every season.
Kennedy Boboye – The man, His Unbeaten Runs, and His rise to Prominence
Kennedy Boboye has a thing for Unbeaten runs in the league.
- 10 at Abia Warriors,
- 5 at Sunshine Stars, and
- 7 with Plateau United.
Interestingly, his runs usually happen in the first ten matches of the season except at Akwa United.
Also, Akwa United ended the Unbeaten run when he was at Plateau in week 8.
He replaces erstwhile coach, Christian Obi who until the development failed to win a game from the opening nine matches of the season.
Boboye who has signed a one-year renewable contract with the Naze Millionaires is in Owerri with an impeccable record of winning the league title twice with Plateau United (2017) and Akwa United (2021). an official release from Heartland reads.
Kenedy Boboye: A Derby Start To Heartland Reign
The weekend blockbuster Oriental derby tie with Enyimba in Owerri and Boboye in his first interview with Heartland FC Media said he is aware of the enormity of the task before him.
“I am ready for the task. I had different thoughts when I was contacted initially because of the club’s position on the league table but with what I have seen on ground I am certain we can pull through,” Boboye told Heartland FC Media.
“We need everyone to get to work. You are going to be seeing a new mentality in the team. The players have assured there would be changes and I am excited to be here.”