Nicholson hopes to inspire Boys' Town youth
Reggae Boyz striker, Shamar 'Boza' Nicholson hopes that his move from local club Boys' Town to NK Domzale in Slovenia will inspire other players from his community.
"It is a sealed contract and going good so far. I am adjusting to the weather in a short space of time. It is good for me. I played in one friendly game but don't play in any league game as yet," Nicholson told STAR Sports, while supporting a one-day six-a-side league in his Wilton Gardens (Rema) community yesterday.
"Normally when foreign players come in they always get injuries because of the weather, so the manager is giving me time to get acclimatised. I am ready to play when the season start back in January," Nicholson said, while explaining the fact he is yet to make his full debut for his new club since putting pen to paer on his three-year deal.
Last September, Nicholson inked a three-year contract for an undisclosed sum with his new club in the Slovenian PrivaLiga and sees his move as a positive influence for youth in his community.
"With me on contract and coming back on holiday, you have more youth taking the football more seriously. As you see Boys' Town have a lot of young players in the squad, so I hope to inspire them to work hard towards a contract overseas," he said.
Nicholson was developed in the Boys' Town youth system and made the transition to the first team in 2015-2016. He had a trial with Real Salt Lake in 2015, but had to wait until earlier this year to make his much anticipated move overseas.
Nicholson played for the Jamaica Under-20 national team between 2015 and 2017 and made his senior national team debut last February.