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Waterhouse's Howell off to El Salvador

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
Waterhouse's Kenroy Howell.

Waterhouse Football Club's top striker, Kenroy Howell, has secured a five-month loan move to Club Deportivo Dragon in the El Salvador premier football division.

Howell left the island yesterday morning to take up the contract.

Waterhouse General Secretary, Richard 'Spoon' McCallum told The Gleaner that Howell is expected to stay in El Salvador until the end of the year.

"We (Waterhouse) recently came to an agreement with C D Dragon in El Salvador. They have taken the player on an initial loan agreement until December 2016," McCallum said.

He also disclosed that should the club be impressed with the player, there could be a permanent deal to follow.

"Well, if the club is interested, he could land a permanent deal," McCallum informed.

"He (Howell) was one of our best performers last season. He was the club's top goalscorer, so he will definitely be missed," he added.

McCallum, who retired as Waterhouse goalkeeper last season and took up an executive post, further disclosed that this is the beginning of the club's new vision of getting young players stints in overseas leagues.

"We have a new focus and that is to get young players deals overseas. This is the new direction for the club," the former national youth and senior team goalkeeper said.

Meanwhile, Waterhouse have confirmed the appointment of Marvin Tate as head coach of the senior team for the upcoming Red Stripe Premier League season.

"We have finalised arrangements with Marvin Tate as head coach of Waterhouse FC. He will be working with physical coach Roy Thomas," McCallum said. He said no assistant coach has been named.

"There are several persons interested in the assistant coach position, and the club will make an announcement soon," McCallum said.