Nigeria’s representative in the ongoing 2018 SATUC five aside football World Cup John Utaka Foundation Football Team fought hard to beat hard fighting host Bulgaria 1-0 in the semifinal to sail through to the final of the competition.
The highest goalscorer of the team and tournament Arafat Hussain scored Nigeria’s lone goal in the match this increase his goals to seven scored so far in the competition.
Nigeria will now meet Liberia who walloped Morocco 5-1 in the other semifinal today in the final of the competition.
The Sports Minister in a commendation letter sent to the read thus: The Minister of Youths and Sports Development Barrister Solomon Dalung highly commend the efforts of the John Utaka Foundation underprivileged football team in winning all their matches sobfar in the 2018 SATUC World Cup meant for the underprivileged kids across he globe especially beating the host team Bulgaria to qualify for the final of the competition.”We are in deed proud of the contingent and Nigeria will s supporting the team with their prayers to come back home with the trophy”.
The Minister is also ready to receive the team in Abuja on Monday.
Also the Foundation owner John Utaka has directed team coordinator Usman Chata to collect the bank account numbers of the players’ parents for onward distribution on N2 million tontue team while former U-23 player based in Turkey Aminu Umar also promised the team N1.8 million if they win the competition.