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City star Nahki Wells returns to his 'roots' at Eccleshill United
Nahki Wells has found time to make a special appearance at the first English club he signed for, and Eccleshill United's football chairman Adrian Benson is delighted.
Wells came over from Bermuda to join the Richmond International Academic and Soccer Academy (RIASA), which is run by Mark Ellis, who is also Eccleshill’s director of football.
Benson said: “We are very pleased indeed to be hosting an evening with Nahki, who will be doing a question-and-answer session with the audience. Mark will also be there, as will David Baldwin who will be co-ordinating the evening.
“Nahki signed for us but I think he only made a few appearances because he was a very special talent and he soon went to Carlisle for a loan spell and then, as we all know, he impressed Bradford City in trials and was signed by them.
“Obviously his career has gone from strength to strength and he is one of the players who has helped City to the Capital One Cup final and a Wembley appearance. He is not the only one with links to Eccleshill as James Hanson was here for a long time before he also reached the heights.
“Mark was Terry Dolan’s assistant at Guiseley and it was on his say so that James moved there, and with Mark’s strong connections at Valley Parade he was instrumental in both players going on to City so he has had a massive influence in the careers of two players destined for Wembley.”
Wells will be the main guest at the evening planned for next Tuesday, and he will be fielding questions from the floor, many of which will probably be about the forthcoming appearance at the new Wembley, which will be City’s first at the venue - and their first ever at the home of English football for a major cup final.
Admittance to the function room at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium for the night is by ticket only and they are priced at £5, which includes a pie-and-pea supper.
Tickets are available from Paul Everett Print and Design at the end of the shopping mall at Morrisons Enterprise Five Complex, BD10 8EW (telephone 01274-612998).