Nigeria’s representatives in the 2018 SATUC five-a-side World Cup, John Utaka Foundation FC in Bulgaria yesterday walloped Liberia 4-0 in the final of the competition to win the trophy.
The Nigerian U-16 side scored 26 goals in five matches and conceded only three throughout the competition. Nigeria’s red hot striker, Arafat Hussain scored a brace against Liberia to increase his overall goals to nine to become the most valuable/highest goal scorer of the tournament.
The Minna-based team became the winner of the second edition of the tournament staged to showcase the innate talents of underprivileged kids between the ages of 15 and 16 across 16 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Meanwhile, Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung is expected to receive the team on Monday morning, just as Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello is also expected to honour the side.Already, Super Eagles players, Umar Aminu, Shehu Abdullahi, Kenneth Omeruo and Daddy Moses have pledged to support the good initiatives of the founder of the John Utaka Foundation, John Utaka.