Jemison guaranteed Florida Memorial spot

February 01, 2017
Coach Edil Pavon (left) with Wolmer's Boys goalkeeper Shamar Jemison. Contributed

 

Florida Memorial University football team coach Edil Pavon has confirmed standout Wolmer's Boys' School goalkeeper Shamar Jemison will be that institution's shot-stopper next semester.

The 19-year-old impressed during a one- week trial with the United States-based institution.

Jemison was happy to be chosen out of 35 candidates.

"He is going to be the first goalkeeper, but I want to keep him grounded and to keep working hard, and improving his technique," the coach told STAR Sports.

Though the Florida Memorial team has three other goalkeepers on its roster, Pavon was clear the Jamaican will be a favourite.

"I am really happy to have him in my team. He will be playing for us, I love how he uses his feet as a goalkeeper, which fits into my style of play," continued the coach.

 

Great athlete

 

Pavon is in his second season, and is hoping to improve his institution's semi-final placing in The Sun Conference Championships last season. Wolmer's forward Alphanso Gooden is reportedly high on the institution's agenda also.

"I will be hoping to better that by looking to include players from Central America and the Caribbean," he revealed

Pavon considers Jemison a great athlete and person who will bring a lot to his team.

"He will also pave the way for other good Jamaican student-athletes to come to study and play at Florida University Memorial University," he said.

Jemison represented FLOW Super Cup champions and beaten Manning Cup finalists Wolmer's in 20 matches last season, keeping 18 clean sheets.

He was awarded the Dominic James MVP Award and was also part of a senior men's Reggae Boyz training camp recently.

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