Nicholson eyes overseas pro contract


August 12, 2017
Ricardo Makyn Multimedia Photo Editor Boy's Town players Michael Campbell (left) and Damion Benjamin celebrate with goal scorer Shamar Nicholson (right) in their Red Stripe Premier League encounter against Tivoli Gardens, at the Edward Seaga playfield on Sunday March 26.

Shamar Nicholson, who was a member of the country's silver-medal winning team at last month's CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament in the United States eyeing a contract with an overseas club this year.

Nicholson's Boys' Town club coach, Andrew Price, said that the player has attracted interest from clubs in the USA and Europe.

"There are some things in the pipeline from clubs in the USL (United Soccer League) and MLS (Major League Soccer), as well as Israel and some countries in Scandinavia," Price told STAR Sports yesterday.

"We are weighing options as we want the best deal for him (Nicholson) to continue his development," the coach said about the promising 20-year-old talent.

"He is currently in training at Boys' Town after coming back from the Gold Cup. We have to be patient and look at the best deal, and once that happens we have no problem in letting him leave Boys' Town. Shamar's agent (Kevin Cowan) is working on getting a contract," Price disclosed.

Despite not getting any playing time during the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Nicholson said he would continue to work hard in training in order to grasp a contract overseas.

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"Things going good for me. I am doing some work in the gym as there is a possibility that I could go overseas on a professional contract," Nicholson said.

Looking back at the Gold Cup, Nicholson said it was "a great experience".

"We went against some tough countries and went to the final where we were edged (1-2) by the USA," he added.

"We have a good squad mixed with local and overseas players, it is like a family. I was warming up against El Salvador but did not play. I wanted to play, and was excited. I felt bad about not playing, but the coach (Theodore Whitmore) and players cheered me up and that is added motivation for me," he shared.

Nicholson is looking forward to upcoming international friendly games against Trinidad and Tobago away on August 24, then Canada, also away on September 2.

- M.S.

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