Chong beaming after Reggae Boyz call-up
Having received his first call-up for the Reggae Boyz against Peru this month, Harbour View striker Oquassa Chong says that this is the perfect opportunity for him to showcase his talent on the international stage.
Chong, 20, told STAR Sports that this is a step in the right direction for his career, and he is looking forward to achieving great things in the future with the Reggae Boyz team.
"I feel tremendously good to be called up to represent my country at the senior level," he said. "My reaction was priceless, as this was one of my dreams. This can strengthen my career in a way where I can represent the country [like] I have represented my club and this can also build my professional career."
Chong, who is a left-footed player, netted six goals to end the Jamaica Premier League as the joint leading scorer with Mount Pleasant Academy's Jourdaine Fletcher and Shaquille Bradford of Waterhouse.
The soft-spoken Chong, a former Jamaica College Manning Cup standout, is being likened to Harbour View legend Jermaine Hue by some because of his free kick-taking ability and that they both hail from St Thomas.
Chong said that his main ambition is to maintain his spot in the national set-up and that he will be putting in the work required to allow this.
"My main aim is to maintain my spot in the team; and for me as a player, it's to just continue what I am doing and continue to improve on my game."