Reno's Foster nets CHEC Star Baller Award
Reno?s top marksman Craig Foster captured the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Star Baller Award after converting 10 goals in nine games of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) 2014-15 football season.
Foster, who travelled to Kingston from Westmoreland, collected a plaque and $30,000 from Xian Yamming, CHEC manager of general affairs, during the half-time break at the RSPL Monday night game at Stadium East.
?It?s a great feeling to win my first Star Baller Award. It is also the first of the season, so I am encouraged to continue the hard work,? said Foster, who was a member of Jamaica?s senior national football team that won the CFU Men?s Caribbean Cup this month in Montego Bay.
He attributed preseason preparation for being the hottest striker locally.
?The preparation in preseason went well. After we (Reno) qualified for the national league, we stepped up training for the new season. It was good. I want to thank the club officials, coaches, players and supporters for the encouragement and support,? he added.
Foster also played a crucial role in his team?s Flow Champions Cup triumph against national league champions Montego Bay United last Sunday at Catherine Hall Complex in Montego Bay, St James. He netted a hat-trick in Reno?s 4-3 victory.
?It was also a great feeling to score three goals in a national final. We deserved that title,? he stated.
?We (Reno) are not at our best yet, but we will get there as the aim is to win the Red Stripe Premier League this season. My job is to continue scoring goals,? Foster said.
The 23 year-old was a former daCosta Cup star at The Manning?s School. He also represented Jamaica at the youth level.
Foster played for club Motala AIF in Sweden, scoring 11 times in 24 appearance?s in the 2011-12 season. He also represented IFK Mariehmn in Finland.