Campbell the key for KC in midfield

October 28, 2017
Kingston College's Renato Campbell (left) and Ronaldo Robinson.

Kingston College's (KC) Renato Campbell might not be the team's goal scoring ace in their quest for their first ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup title in 31 seasons, but the attacking midfielder has been a very important cog in the KC machinery, and continues to be a key element in his team's midfield.

On Tuesday, he again proved his worth for the aspiring Manning Cup champions, with a goal and an assist in their 3-0 win over Bridgeport.

However, he not only helped to make two of the three goals that day, but he continues to be the Purples' most creative influence and main organiser in the midfield. Although the burden of leading the North Street school to the Manning Cup title has been overwhelming, he said that they have their minds fixed on accomplishing the task this season.

"It's a heavy load we bear but because we listen to the coach's instructions, the task has been easier to complete. We just have to put our minds to it, stay focused, continue to believe and we will complete the task," he said.

The 17-year-old Harbour View FC player's importance to the KC midfield has been underlined by his two impressive performances in the quarter-final round against Calabar and Bridgeport, but he believes he is still progressing and has a lot more to give.

work in progress

"I just have to keep on working, it's a work in progress. I follow the coach's instruction game to game and execute and get the job done and I feel I am doing well," he said.

He continued that: "I think there is still more to give but I am thankful for my performance to this point. I feel I have done a lot for my team throughout the season, although there is still room for improvement, so I will work on it.

"But I am pleased with the help I have given my team. It has been very difficult, but I have to keep on working and dig deep because nothing comes easily and we will have to dig deep to win this Manning Cup," he said, while adding that they will be hunting nothing but three points against Jamaica College today.