Parris joins Slovenian club

July 29, 2020

National striker Kaheem Parris has joined Slovenian second division club NK Krka on a one-year loan deal from Red Stripe Premier League outfit Cavalier.

Parris, a former Dinthill Technical daCosta Cup star, has moved to his second club on loan in Europe, having done so in the 2019-2020 season with Slovenia's Premier League club NK Domzale.

However, Parris struggled for game time at Domzale last season, which saw the playmaker appeared once for the club.

Cavalier's sporting director Rudolph Speid said Parris' move to NK Krka was a good one as he continues his development in Europe.

"The first club that he went to on loan was a very good club, but by the time he got acclimatised to the conditions there and got into the squad, COVID 19 came down and so he was only able to play one game," said Speid.

"We moved him down to this club in the second division to get playing time and he has been doing well and so we have high expectations for him here," he said.

" He will basically be a starter in this lower league and he will be able to get a lot of minutes and so I terminated the agreement with NK Domzale and sent him to this club for one more year on loan," Speid said.

He underlined that NK Krka is very excited about Parris' talent and therefore he would be a very important member of their squad this season.

Impressed

"This club is very impressed with him because they have seen him play and he is going to get more playing minutes, which is very important for a player in Europe," Speid said.

"We had other offers to bring him to other leagues in the Americas, but we didn't want him to leave Europe and so the decision was made for him to stay in Europe because that is really the mecca of the game and we think he has the talent to do much better," he said.

The 20-year-old Parris, who is a left-footer, has so far made three appearances for the Reggae Boyz who he is yet to register a goal for the country.

-R.B.

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