Hardware had the right goods - Price

August 28, 2017
Phillip Peddie (left) Maverley-Hughenden goes high to clear the bay away from Jamiel Hardware (right) Boys' Town during a National Premier League football match at the Barbican field. Boys' Town won the match 1-0.

Boys' Town head coach Andrew Price said he believed Jamiel Hardware would have made the national senior team once he did well playing for his club team.

Hardware, who scored in the Reggae Boyz 2-1 win over Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday, was a late call-up after Jamie 'Stone Love' Robinson failed to show for pre-season training for his Red Stripe Premier League club UWI FC.

Hardware was a youth player at Boys' Town before moving to the United States. He returned to Boys' Town last January from St Louis in the United Soccer League (USL). He came in with his dribbling skill, passing and goal-scoring ability to lift the team to safety after battling relegation.

Price told STAR Sports that he believes Hardware is a quality player who had what it took to make the national squad.

"He (Hardware) is a quality player who came through our youth system and went away to college and played in the United States. He came back, and I told him to do well and he should get a call to the national senior team. He did that, and although a late call-up, grabbed opportunity with both hands by scoring the first goal in the Reggae Boyz 2-1 win against Trinidad," Price reasoned.


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