'Rum Rum' heads to Humble Lion to revatilise flagging career

August 08, 2017
MoBay United's Kevon Lambert (left), looks to play the ball forward as Romario Campbell of Waterhouse FC is about to make a challenge in their RSPL match at Wespow Park on January 8.

Romario 'Rum Rum' Campbell, will be a Humble Lion player for the upcoming Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season.

According to the team's manager, Sheldon Holness, their offer to Waterhouse for the highly-rated midfielder was accepted and the deal now awaits the player's signature.

Holness said the only hold up was the fact that Campbell is currently overseas.

"We await his return to sign off the official documents. So it's not yet confirmed but the official offers between all parties have been agreed," he told Star Sports.

The 27-year-old, a Harbour View prodigy, was supposed to replace Jermaine Hue but it was at Waterhouse that he really starred and became a favourite of German coach Winnfried Schafer.


Fitness and form


However, the last two seasons were tough with the Drewsland club battling relegation. The former Norman Manley player struggled with fitness and form and while still a fan favourite, instigated his own move to Effortville to revitalise his career.

"The player reached out to us and we never hesitated," Holness said.

"Romario Campbell is a very talented player whom we believe will fit into the Humble Lion team and he is here to boost our team," he added.

Holness revealed this is the first step to freshen their ageing squad and bring in bright young talent.

"We have some players getting on the older side and he (Campbell) is going to be that player who will add more option and value in the middle of the park. We are losing a midfield player (Andrew Vanzie), so we had to go and look for another one," he said.

Holness noted that the club has a 21-year-old player Matthew Taylor who will join the club from Marcus Garvey Football Club.

"We are trying to change the perception that Humble Lion don't embrace youth. So this year you will see a youthful squad mix with experience," Holness explained.

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