Heartland striker, Emeka Ogbugh has said the oriental derby win against Enyimba is the tonic the side need to finish high in the ongoing league season.
The Naze Millionaires pegged league leaders and neighbours, Enyimba 2-1 in match day 32 high profile clash at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri.
The lethal finisher scored one of the goals that nailed the 10-man People’s Elephant in the grudge encounter.
Ogbugh said the hard fought victory has revived the side hope of clinching one of the available continental tickets in the ongoing season.
“The win against the table topping side, Enyimba is a morale booster and needed tonic for us to end the season on high.
“Besides, it has revived our hitherto faded hope for a shot at the continent in the next football dispensation.
“I must confess to you that our attitude has been positively changed by today’s (Sunday) victory against Enyimba.
“Our winning mentality is back to full swing after weeks of unconvincing performances in the past matches.
“We can comfortably tell whoever that cares to listen of our resolve not to lose any of the remaining six matches on the calendar.
“We know it will be a tough bet particularly to our doubters but we are determined to bring the feat to fruition,” said Ogbugh to supersport.com.
The victory against the Aba warlords has taken the Owerri outfit total earnings to 47 points 11 points behind league leaders, Enyimba.
Heartland have three home matches to Sharks, Giwa FC and El Kanemi Warriors while the side will engage struggling side, FC Taraba, FC Ifeanyiubah and Dolphins in a titanic away clashes.