W'house signs Venezuelan in push for CFU spot
Waterhouse has agreed a one-year deal with Cristian Hereira from Atletico Sueri CF in Venezuela, and are awaiting the player's international clearance as the club makes several additions in a bid to revitalise its stature.
The club has struggled in the Red Stripe Premier League for the past three seasons and General Secretary Richard McCallum said they are looking to bring back its glory days.
McCallum confirmed Hereira's deal yesterday.
"We are going to sign the player on a one-year deal and based on his performance could be extended. The player is here training with Waterhouse and awaiting an international clearance," McCallum told STAR Sports yesterday.
Two-time national premier league champions Waterhouse have already added five local players before the first transfer window closes on August 25.
The confirmed players are former Maverley-Hughenden players - Rodico Wellington and brothers Denardo Thomas and Ricardo Thomas, as well as Samer Rowe from Christian Pen and Rodari Edwards (Meadforest).
"We are looking to bring back Waterhouse back to where we were. We want to win like other clubs and participate in the CFU (Caribbean Football Union) Club championships. With that in mind, the aim is to be in the premier league final to gain a spot in CFU. We want to expose players via that route," the former Waterhouse and national senior men's team outstanding goalkeeper disclosed.
Waterhouse flirted with relegation last season and replaced coach, Marvin Tate, with the proven Glendon 'Admiral' Bailey during the season.
Bailey, who won the national title at Tivoli Gardens, steadied the ship and saved Waterhouse from relegation. He started pre-season work early July in a bid to lift the team in the new season that is set to kick-off on September 3.