Brown weighs options

November 29, 2017
Kingston College captain Javain Brown clears the ball from Excelsior High's Kimani Decombre at the Excelsior High playfield on October 6.

Kingston College's (KC) Manning Cup captain Javain Brown said he is yet to decide whether he will be taking up an overseas scholarship or remain in Jamaica.

The tough-tackling defender ended his school career in impressive fashion on Saturday, leading KC to their first hold the Super Cup, a 3-0 win over St Elizabeth Technical at Sabina Park.

The 18-year-old, who has earned one senior Reggae Boyz cap, in September against Trinidad and Tobago, told STAR Sports he will be looking at his options carefully, but has not ruled out playing on the United States collegiate circuit.


Proper decision


"I can't answer that question because I have to just see, make the proper decision and hope things will go well for me," said Brown.

"It is something (collegiate football) that I am thinking about, but if other opportunities come up then I will have to make a decision and move," he said.

KC had somewhat of tough season, failing to reach the final of the Manning Cup, beaten 1-2 by St Andrew Technical in last Wednesday's semi-final at the National Stadium.

KC were also dethroned of their Walker Cup Knockout title, beaten 1-2 in the final by rivals Jamaica College.

Brown said it was a great achievement for him to lead KC to their first lien on the Super Cup title. However, he was disappointed that they were not able to win the Manning Cup, which they last won in 1986.

"It's a great accomplishment but I think my goal was to win the Manning Cup. That is just football and life, you don't always get what you want," said Brown, who represents Harbour View in the local leagues.

"The Kingston College school, management staff and coaches have played a very important role in my life. I just want to thank them for playing that role in my life," he said.

"I think I want to further my football career, make my mommy, family proud and the KC family proud," he added.

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