Heartland Football Club have confirmed they will appeal the League Management Company (LMC) decision, to relegate them after reviewing their last Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture against Plateau.
The four-time champions abandoned their match against Plateau, after the referee disallowed their goal for offside with scores levelled at 1-1.
After reviewing the game on Thursday, the LMC has awarded the match to Plateau and fined Heartland N3million.
Heartland will appear before a commission that will be set up by the LMC, but the club’s director of media, CajetanNkwopara, made it clear in a statement released on Friday, that they are ready to pursue all channels of justice.
“The whole world is already judging the case and by the grace of God, Heartland already have offers from reputable international football experts who would like to help advance the case before the world football court and which is capable of sparking off an uncanny revolution in Nigeria football league,” he stated.
“We’re touched by the shocking reaction of the world to the overall inglorious conduct of that game in Jos and we thank everybody for the sympathies expressed after viewing clips of the match.
“We also call on all progressives who want a better future for Nigeria football to stand behind Heartland while we fight the cankerworm in the Nigeria football.”