The Mailantarki Care FC have emerged the champions of the 2022 Dana Cup International Youth Championship in Denmark.
The Mailantarki lads are the only Nigerian club in this year’s Dana Cup produced an all round unbeaten performance across its fixtures coupled with a record 40 goals including the lone goal scored by Emmanuel Micheal Papo against Vibar FK of Norway in the final game at Nord Energy Arena Hjørring on 30th Saturday.
Top perfomers in the team include Miko Dalha who emerged highest goal scorer of the champions for netting 8 times, followed by Abdulazeez Maiyadi and Auwal Abba with 7 and 6 goals, respectively.
Another dazzling performer in the tourney is the young sensational playmaker Ibrahim Sani who assisted 12 times with further 3 goals to the bright display.
Emmanuel Micheal Papo broke the jinx just 3 minutes before time after the Gombe club side’s highest goal scorer, Miko Dalha, set the former on the run inside the Vibar box before firing low beneath the forward-surging goalkeeper in his near post to sent the spectators in the Nord Energy Arena into rupture.
The goal turned to be the difference after the Mailantarki goalie, Edward Ameh, came to the rescue earlier with a brilliant finger-tips save to tame a danger from a powerful header by the opponent.
The contingent will proceed to Oslo on sunday for another high profile International Championship, the Norway Cup 2022 starting on Monday 1st August.