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Governor Fergusson shows his support for Bradford City, Nahki

Governor George Fergusson has been a supporter of Kilmarnock Football Club for as long as he can probably remember.

But thanks to Nahki Wells and his Bradford City team mates, all that has changed.

The Bantams’ fan base has swelled recently as a result of the League Two club’s extraordinary run in the League Cup this term.

And the Governor is among those who have jumped ship and rallied behind City for obvious reasons.

“I hadn’t thought that one of the effects of coming to Bermuda would be to make me a Bradford City supporter,” Mr Fergusson told

The Royal Gazette. “But, thanks to Nahki Wells, it has.”

Bradford will face Premier side Swansea in the League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

They are the first fourth tier team to reach the final of a major English domestic cup final in 51 years.

En route to the final the Bantams bested Premier sides Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa.

Nahki, 22, has scored three goals so far in his team’s League Cup campaign, including a brace against Burton Albion at Valley Parade last September.

“It is a great achievement by Bradford City, and wonderful that Nahki’s extraordinary goal scoring has put them there,” Mr Fergusson said.

“My son-in law is from Yorkshire, and was at school in Bradford. But I have to admit that until I came to Bermuda, Bradford City wasn’t a club whose progress I had given much thought to.

“It has been hugely exciting following their progress — and Nahki’s spectacular part in that progress — through those victories against big name clubs.”

The Governor said Sunday’s League Cup Final at England’s iconic Wembley Stadium promises to be an exciting affair.

“There will definitely be a great atmosphere,” he added. “When two teams and two sets of supporters from clubs that don’t take Wembley finals for granted get to the game, there will be exceptional excitement and celebration right from the start.”

Nahki signed with Bradford in July 2011 and is the club’s current leading goal scorer with 18 goals so far this term in all competitions.

The former Dandy Town man netted 12 goals during his debut season at Valley Parade, including a memorable hat-trick against Northampton Town.

He is the latest in a growing line of Bermudian footballers to play professionally in the United Kingdom behind the likes of Arnold Woollard, Clyde Best and Shaun Goater to name a few.

* Are you going to watch Nahki at Wembley? If you are, you can Tweet #nahkiwells or @royalgazette to get your comments and pictures published on our Twitter site or our Follow it Live site, where will be following the final with live text coverage.

You can also e-mail your comments and pictures to news@royalgazette.bm.

Let’s go Bantams!: Governor George Fergusson will be backing Nahki Wells and his Bradford City team mates during Sunday’s League Cup Final showdown with Swansea at Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom.

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Published February 18, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated February 17, 2013 at 11:21 pm)

Governor Fergusson shows his support for Bradford City, Nahki

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