Lawes goes on trial in Costa Rica

November 26, 2016
Chadwick Prawl, (left) of Rivoli and Shawn Lawes, (right) then of Cavalier in a Red Stripe match at Stadium East on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Former Cavalier defender Shawn Lawes left the island recently for a two-week trial stint in the Central American country of Costa Rica.

According to David Mighty, president of New Kingston Football Club, Lawes will train with two of that country's top division one teams for two-and-a-half weeks and the 23-year-old is hoping to make the best of it.

"I always like to face a new challenge and that one of main reasons for taking up this offer. Leaving the island to go and play somewhere different always gives you an option to make it bigger and the aim and the main focus is to make the most of the opportunity," he said.

"But the main aim is to get a deal there. Costa Rica is always a feeding tree to Europe so any card can play at any time, so you have go and first thing get the pen and paper together and then take it from there with hard work but I am looking to make the most of it," he said.

Lawes, in the meantime, had high praises for the new club.

"Things have started on a positive note. The (Major) League starts on the 26th and I to go to Costa Rica on a trail, so it has started on a good note," he added.

Meanwhile, Mighty said this will show players the Major League must still be respected.

"If he gets signed it won't affect my (Major League) plans it will boost the team and KSAFA and it would encourage players to play this league not just Premier League. So when Shawn Lawes goes to Costa Rica and get his contract players won't downgrade the league as a bush league," he stated.

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