Nahki Wells: ‘This Was The Dream Come True’

May 29, 2017

“This was the dream that’s come true today,” Bermudian Nakhi Wells said today [May 29] following Huddersfield Town’s victory over Reading in the Championship Final, which earned his team a promotion into the English Premier League.

It went down to the wire, with extra time and penalties — with Wells converting his penalty — and Huddersfield finally defeated Reading, prompting massive scenes of celebration from Huddersfield Town fans at the stadium, and an outpouring of excitement from Bermudians on social media.

Video of the penalty shootout:

After the game, Nahki Wells showcased his national pride, draping himself in the Bermuda flag as he celebrated in front of over 70,000 fans at the iconic Wembley Stadium.

The Premier League is widely regarded as the highest football league in the world, and in reporting on today’s game, the Associated Press called it “soccer’s richest single game worth a minimum $220 million.”

Video interview with Wells after the game

“Promotion is worth at least 170 million pounds [$220 million] because of future prize money and broadcast earnings from being in the Premier League, the wealthiest league in the world.”

In the lead up to the game, the UK media noted that Wells has “65,000 fans in Bermuda,” and Bermudians are sure to continue to enthusiastically support the footballer as he continues on his very impressive career.

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  1. Fantastic says:

    Exceptionsl. Well done. Well done.

  2. Fantastic says:

    Fantastic. Well done.

  3. impressed says:

    Fantastic job!! Well deserved and making Bermuda proud!!

  4. wahoo says:

    Awesome we are on the map for all the right reasons. Congratulations Nahki!

  5. SouthamptonMom says:

    WOW, AND MORE WOW!!! So very, very well done and lots of hard work went into play….Bermuda and Bermudians have so, so much to be proud of right now!! Have to say, am beyond proud to be Bermudian right now!!!

  6. Powder says:

    If Town had given Nahki more of the ball it would never have got to pens. His run in the first few minutes was unbelievable, a shame his teammates couldn’t keep up with him. Congratulations Nahki!

  7. recman says:

    Excellent….well deserved young man you have done your country proud…All the best…

  8. Whimsical says:

    AWESOME!!!!!….A well deserved accomplishment!!!.

  9. Sage says:

    Nahki Wells is an inspiration. Hard work with a little bit of talent will get you to your dreams.
    He has done Bermuda and his family proud.

  10. LongBay Trading Inc. says:

    WOW am so happy for this young man. I do not know him but have been keeping on weather eye on him and CONGRATULATIONS. Your hard work, perservence and talent is paying off. GOOD ON YOU.

  11. SpiritofBermuda says:

    Well Done Nakhi Wells, Proud of you, the Team and all that you do as a Team. I only have this to say “Bie you better get back hoem cuz you loosin yur Bermy accent and sounding too British!

  12. Bermp Bermp! says:

    Well done Nakhi! Your hard work, dedication and talent is paying off. I am so proud of you! Keep up the good work. All the best in the next phase of your career…… hard and stay strong!

  13. Wells 4 Life says:

    Well Done Cuzzie You Done well…… playing against the big boys in premier league…. tell pogba and mourinho i said hii and all the best #21