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Young player in line for million dollar deal

Published:Saturday | January 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
Damani Morais

New Kingston FC's attacking midfielder Damani 'Dimmi' Morais could be in line for a big deal with a local organisation soon.

The 18-year-old, who is a former Manning Cup player for Greater Portmore High in Portmore and Excelsior High, is close to signing a $1-million contract.

However, full details of the deal could not be disclosed at this time.

Andrew Thomson, New Kingston FC's administrator, told The Gleaner that: "The deal is definitely set to start early this year.

"He (Morais) will be signing soon," Thomson informed.

Morais, who transferred to New Kingston from Maverley/Hughenden FC last summer, was happy about the prospects.

"The investment would be good for my family," Morais said. "It will also assist me in furthering my education."

Morais' coach, Richard 'Richie' Bryan, says the player has great potential to reach far in football.

"He is rising and needs growth and stability. His future looks great," Bryan said.

"He is humble and disciplined and, with proper guidance, could go a far way," the coach added.

Morais, like other rising football players, could get a chance to play professional football as some scouts from Costa Rica, Italy and Honduras are expected in the island from January 9-24 to look at players at New Kingston and other clubs.


"We have an agent here who made contact with agents from Petro Academy and they are set to come here to look at players," Bryan disclosed.

"We don't want to be selfish, so we will take the scouts to other clubs during competition in the KSAFA/JN Major League," Bryan said.

Morais welcomed the move.

"It is not only good for me to be seen, but also other players. I hope at least one player gets selected," Morais said.

Morais is yet to score for his new club, but hopes the goals will come to assist New Kingston in their aim to win the KSAFA/JN Major League title this season.

The rising star expressed gratitude to his parents and other people.

"I would love to thank Jacqueline Richards and Anthony Morais, as well as coach Bryan, New Kingston FC's president Anthony Minott, and sister, Shelle Johnson, for playing roles in my career so far," he said.