Tremaine Stewart may call it a day
Waterhouse midfielder Tremaine Stewart has hinted that he could retire from the sport after Monday night's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final against defending champions Portmore United at the National Stadium.
The 30-year-old former Eltham High Manning Cup standout told STAR Sports although he has given a lot to the sport of football over the years, he is weighing up his options as being a professional footballer is not lucrative enough to support himself and his family.
"I have other plans, family business, but it is still on the drawing board, but I am thinking about it same way," he said.
But for now though, Stewart is putting all his focus into winning Monday's showpiece game against his former club.
"Winning this title would mean everything for me because this could be my last year, so it could mean everything for me, my teammates and for the fans and my family."
Stewart is tied atop the RSPL's goalscoring chart with Tivoli Gardens' Colorado Murray, with 12 goals, but could take sole leadership with a strong performance in the final. He says that he and his teammates were very disappointed when they lost last year's final to Portmore 4-3 on penalties. As such, they are very determined to turn the tables on their opponents this time around.
"Our expectation is to win the final because we've been there last season and we are here again this season," he said. "So we want nothing less than a victory on Monday night.
"We are very confident because we have been there last season and we never won it, but this year I am very confident that we will win it, so we just have go out there and play our game," he said.
Stewart said that many fans are expecting him to take an aggressive approach to this game. However, he said he has nothing to prove against his former teammates.
"There will be no emotions from me entering this final because everybody says that I used to play for Portmore and will be aggressive against them, but that won't be the case," Stewart said.
"My experience is going to play a big part in this game, so I just have to go out there and show my class and be disciplined and work at my craft. I just have to do what I have to do for my team to win."