The Minister of Community and Cultural Development Wayne Scott extended his congratulations to Nahki Wells and his Bradford City teammates, and said it “speaks volumes that a small island nation as Bermuda can produce such sporting talent…”
Earlier today [Jan 22] Nahki Wells and his team Bradford City defeated Premier League side Aston Villa 4-3 on aggregate, to become the first League 2 club to reach the Cup final for 51 years.
The crowd chanting Nahki Wells’ name during the game:
“As Bradford’s leading scorer, Nahki has played a highly prominent role in his team’s superb run in Cup and I have no doubt when Bradford take on either Chelsea or Swansea, our local hero Nahki will play a leading role in the final,” Minister Scott said.
He added: “It speaks volumes that a small island nation as Bermuda can produce such sporting talent from a player who continues to shine in one of England’s premier football competitions.
“Nahki joins illustrious company as he will only be the third Bermudian footballer to play at Wembley joining Shaun Goater and Kyle Lightbourne.”
“When the final is played at the end of February I am sure we will all be rooting for Nahki as he realizes his dreams of playing in the final and no doubt winning as he completes Bradford’s epic journey to the final.”
Wells, 22, is not only the top scorer for Bradford City, he is the fourth most prolific goal scorer in the entire League 2 of English Football. His most recent goal boosted his total to 17 goals so far this season, 13 in the League, and 4 in the Cup.
Wells is considered to have been a stand-out performer for Bradford, and the UK media reports that a “host of clubs are keeping tabs” on him, with the likes of Leeds, Huddersfield and Wolves all said to have an interest in the Bermudian striker.
Bradford beat three Premier League teams on their way to the final. After taking out Wigan and Arsenal via penalty kicks, they outplayed Villa to advance to the final. Bradford will play Chelsea or Swansea on Feb. 24 at Wembley; Swansea leads Chelsea 2-0 heading into Wednesday’s second leg of their semi-finals.