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Ikpeazu Mubiru’s Hearts controversially relegated from Scottish Premiership

Uche Mubiru celebrates one of his best moments at Hearts in Scotland (Hearts FC)


David Obua’s former side Heart of Midlothian have been relegated from the Scottish Premiership for a second time in six seasons.

The Scottish Professional football league announced a decision on Monday, 18th May after all 12 topflight clubs agreed last Friday that there was no viable way to complete the remaining fixtures due to the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc globally.

Following the decision Celtic were crowned champions for a ninth successive season as they were 13 points clear of second place Rangers.

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Hearts were four points behind second bottom Hamilton with both sides having eight fixtures remaining.

They are now considering legal action following the “unjust” decision to relegate them from the Scottish Premiership.

In a statement, “We have stated from the outset that we don’t believe it is right that any club should be unfairly penalised because of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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We will submit a pragmatic solution in the coming days that would avoid the need to go down the legal route.”

“We will continue to fight against what we believe is an unjust outcome.”

“This is possibly the final chance for our game to stand together, protect each other and not only survive but flourish in the aftermath of this terrible pandemic.”

“Players from across all leagues have shown a desire for reconstruction and, having already received support from some clubs, we are hopeful that this resolution can positively progress Scottish football.”

Hearts is home to Ugandan – Nigerian born striker Uchechukwu Ikpeazu Mubiru who was recently summoned for Cranes’ AFCON Qualifiers against South Sudan.

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Ikpeazu Mubiru managed to feature in 29 games, scoring two goals and getting booked on six occasions.

For starters, former Cranes star David Obua also played for Hearts between 2008-2012 scoring six goals in 91 games

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