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March 15, 2011
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Kerr signs for Norwegian club
Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter


Duwayne Kerr

A second Jamaican goalkeeper has signed for a European club, as former Portmore United custodian Duwayne Kerr, has penned a two-year deal with Norwegian First Division club StrÝmmen IF, after impressive the coaching staff there during his recent two-week trial stint.

Those close to the transfer did not disclose the financial details of the deal but it certainly represents a huge milestone for the former Manning's High School student.

Kerr, has represented Jamaica at the senior level on four occasions since his debut in 2008 against Trinidad and Tobago in a 2-2 draw.

The 24 year-old now joins fellow youngster Dwayne Miller, who, despite reportedly attracting interest in Germany, still plies his trade in Sweden, with top-flight outfit Syrianska.

Miller was recently named as the best goalkeeper in the Swedish First Division following a string of impressive displays that helped his team gain promotion at the end of last season, and perhaps raised the interest level around Jamaica's goalkeeping talent among European scouts.

The paperwork for Kerr's transfer was actually completed last Wednesday and the former national Under-20 shot-blocker is actually now conducting pre-season training with his new teammates in Malaga, Spain.

Kerr expressed his delight at securing such an important opportunity and was full of gratitude for the support and exposure granted to him by the management of Portmore United. He also had some kind words for his agent Romel Wallen of Pro Goal Sports.

"I am extremely happy for this opportunity," Kerr said. "I thank Portmore United FC for allowing this deal to go through, and of course my agent, Romel Wallen."

"Strommen is a small, but ambitious club and I just want to work hard here and repay the faith they have in me. My new team-mates are very happy to have me and I feel very comfortable here already," Kerr added.

Meanwhile, Wallen, was also excited for his client and underscored the importance behind having two, young Jamaican goalkeepers in Europe.

"I am delighted for Duwayne (Kerr), he really did well for himself the last two weeks, and was quite justly rewarded with a contract offer."

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