Joseph Onoja has called for Heartland to remain optimistic despite their dreadful start to the season.
The Naze Millionaires began their 2019/20 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign with a 1-0 defeat to MFM FC in Okigwe.
“A team like Heartland cannot let itself get into a depression,” said the youngster. “We will get back on our feet.
“The season has just started, we have had these one setbacks, but can turn things around against Rivers United on Sunday.”
The Owerri based side pressed high against the Olukoya Boys, but it wasn’t enough to alter the result.
“We’re disappointed, especially as they only had few shots on goal,” he added.
“But we have the chance to make up for it on Sunday against Rivers United.
“It’s a shame, because we were playing better compared to MFM. Now we all have to stay united and pick our heads up straight away.”