Heartland Goalkeeper, Ebele Obi has emerged as Heartland’s player of the 2017 season after their promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
Ebele, who is a brother to the Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi, emerged winner ahead of Odinaka Ahiaeke who had a close percentage of 40.2% to Obi’s 42.1% vote.
Here are the result of the top five nominees for Heartland’s player of the season. Ebele Obi – 42.1%, Odinaka Ahiaeke – 40.2%, Nnamdi Egbujor – 9.2%, Francis Momoh – 5.6%, Julius Ubido 2.7%
Heartland got relegated to the Nigeria National League in the 2015/2016 season and fought hard to come top of the Southern Conference in the following in their successful return to the Nigeria Professional Football League.