Reggae Boyz ambitions fuels 'Rom Rom' move to Humble Lion

August 26, 2017
Bebeto McDonald (right) of Arnett Gardens evades a tackle from Romario Campbell from Waterhouse during a Red Stripe Premier League football match at the Anthony Spauding Complex on January 22.

Romario 'Rom Rom' Campbell made the decision to transfer from Waterhouse to Clarendon-based club Humble Lion in order to revitalise his career and earn a possible recall to the Reggae Boyz squad, the player told STAR Sports.

"The last two seasons at Waterhouse saw the team fighting relegation and I wanted a change to a club that can challenge for the Premier League title," Campbell told STAR Sports yesterday, while on his way from a training session at his new club.

Campbell saw Humble Lion, which finished in the top four in the last three seasons as the ideal spot, adding that he was discouraged from returning to his former club Harbour View where he played from 2009 to 2013. He is yet to win the Premier League.

"I think that influenced my decision. I am happy to be there, and I'm familiar with most of my new teammates. I wanted to return to Harbour View but after talking with friends and family members, I was encouraged to choose Humble Lion," he said.

The 27-year-old Campbell has represented the national senior team in the past and is eyeing a re-call.

 

Creative midfielder

 

"I want to get back in the national team as they need a creative midfielder like myself," Campbell said.

Meanwhile, Humble Lion manager Sheldon Holness confirmed that Campbell signed with the club last Wednesday.

"We are confident in the experienced coaching staff (Lenworth Hyde and Max Straw)," he said.

"They know how to win the Premier League. The team added Campbell and other players to make a nice balance in order to win the Premier League for the first time in the club's history," Holness said.

Other players already transferred to Humble Lion are Darren McLeod Montego Bay United), Akeem Henry (Jamalco), Rahul Watson (Jamalco), Romu Parkinson (Sporting Central Academy), Matthew Taylor (Marcus Garvey United) and Rohan Ranger (Marcus Garvey).

The Red Stripe Premier League first transfer window closes today. The league begins on September 3.

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