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Osanga boost for Heartland

Posted: 30 October 2009 Time: 13:41

Heartland have been boosted by the return of bustling winger King Osanga following his exertions with the national Under-20 team.

Osanga has missed the latter stages of Heartland's run to the competition's Final, even sparking a club versus country dispute between the club and Flying Eagles coach Samson Siasia at one point.

But he returned to the side after the national Under-20 side's disastrous outing in Egypt, and has been training with the team at their Nnewi hide-out.

"It is good to be back, as I wanted to come and help my team qualify for the final, but that did not happen because i was not released," Osanga told

His return could not have come at a better time for Heartland, who will be missing the services of John Owoeri and Stanley Okoro.

"Even when they were here, I was a starter so I don’t expect it to be any different," Osanga said. "But any team wants to have all their best players available and we would have liked to have the two of them with us.

"But there is nothing we can do. The team got to the final without me, so I believe we can also win the competition without them."

Osanga will be an unknown quantity for the Congolese, as he took no part in the two games against them during the group stages, but he says it will make little difference.

"Nobody ever really knows any player. As long as you do your best on the pitch, it doesn’t matter if they know you or not," he said.

The game comes up in Owerri on Sunday.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 03:40 pm
Ride on the new Finidi,you are one of the future super eagles.
posted: 03:51 pm
heartland,i beg you in the name of god to win this cup,to save us from this year poor of luck!!!
posted: 03:57 pm
we re stronly behind heartland here in madrid i simply wish them all the best but i will like to say one thing: pls NFF its high time you should look into our local league and give automatic qualification into SE for those players that ended like: Highest Goal Scorer, Best Player,nand The best goal keeper of the season. I think this will help to promote the quality of our league thereby bringing more fighting spirit to the SE team
Viva EL Super Eagle
Be a Jesus man
posted: 08:22 pm
@ Legendkiller..........I really dont know why we as a people and a nation love to decieve ourselves and by extension one another.What do you mean by Osanga being one of the future super eagles?Yu
Forget that he just played in the U 20 W/C.This boy is good enough to get a shirt in the SE as fast as the match against Kenya.Same goes for some players in the present squad of U 17.Aside the fact that Osanga et al plays football at the highest possible level in Nigeria club football,they are just as old if not even older than some grad daddies that are on parade in the present SE team under the tactless MUMUDU of a coach.
posted: 02:03 pm
Osanga is just an Average player..
posted: 02:36 pm
Any links to the Heartland Vs Tazem match?
posted: 06:26 pm
King Ozanga the another talented footballer that is coming up. I wish you the best my man from Abidjan
posted: 07:09 pm
Osanga is far better than anybody playing on the right wing for the SE at the moment and am glad he's playing for my local club Heartland, Amodu no go see am now until Wenger come carry am
posted: 07:15 pm
Osanga is far better than anybody playing on the right wing for the SE at the moment and am glad he's playing for my local club Heartland, Amodu no go see am now until Wenger come carry am
posted: 08:55 pm
He was da best amongst da set of unproductive flying eagles.
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