Nigeria’s representatives in the 2018 SATUC five-aside World Cup, John Utaka Foundation Football Team will return to Abuja tonight after winning the competition.
The team, on Wednesday walloped Liberia 4-0 in the final to emerge world Champion.
Arrangements have been concluded by the Ministry of Youths and Sports to receive the team Monday morning.
Also, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State is expected to honour the team, who represented the state in the global competition.
The Nigerian U-16 football team who were ruthless in the competition scored 26 goals in five matches played 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 (9) and was crowned the Most Valuable Player and Highest Goal Scorer of the tournament.
The tournament ws staged to showcase the innate talents of the underprivileged kids between the ages of 15 and 16 years across 16 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.