Magee wants to go pro

December 05, 2017

HAVING led Jamaica College (JC) to their fifth straight hold on the Manning Cup, midfielder Tyreek Magee has had sights set on moving to the professional ranks.

Magee, 18, who has won three straight Manning Cup titles with the Dark Blues, told STAR Sports, he has received offers to attend college overseas, but his main focus is to be a professional player.

"I have a lot of options, but I am going to take my time before I make a decision. Any decision that I make could be a life-changing one for me."

Magee, who represents Harbour View in the local leagues said: "First, I would like to become a professional when I leave JC, but if I see where that is not working out, I would just go back to college, get my degree, and try to make it to the professional level from there." The skilful left-footer, one of the most outstanding players in schoolboy football this season, thrilled spectators with deft touches on his way to scoring a team-high 14 goals.

Magee said that he was delighted with his teammates' performances in helping JC to win their 26th overall Manning Cup title.

"I am very elated to win my third Manning Cup because at the start of the season, a lot of persons doubted us," said Magee. "We have proven them wrong, and I am just proud of my teammates. I am also proud of everyone who stuck with us through thick and thin," he said.

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