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This one’s for Mrs Ming - Foster

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMNodley Wright
Portmore United's Maalique Foster (left) celebrates a goal with teammate Cleon Pryce.

Twenty-year-old Maalique Foster has big dreams, but his will be secondary today.

Today will be all about Donna Ming, the driving force behind the Portmore United team, the attacking player said.

"The thing about why we played so hard in the semi-final is our manager, Mrs Ming," a tired but satisfied Foster said at the end of their semi-final win over UWI FC.

"She has been through a lot with us and we decided to give it our all for her.

"She is the only one with us, so we had to work hard for her. We are satisfied that we are in the final because that is what we wanted. We want to win it for her," the former Jamaica College player said, hinting that Mrs. Ming is the original force behind the club.




Foster, who was a part of the team that lost last season's final 2-1 to Montego Bay United, said they allowed the final to get away last year and that a similar mistake will not be made this year.

"Last year, we allowed it to slip out of our hands, so we have to get it back this year, and we will do it for Mrs Ming," he promised.

A win would also help Foster to get closer to his goals of breaking into the national set up and plying his trade overseas.

"Personally, I want to further my career in one of those leagues abroad and, of course, the national team." the wiry player said.

Foster, who has obviously altered his natural complexion, something that will keep him out of consideration for national selection, told The Gleaner that he will stop the practice soon.

"It is just a matter of time. I am going to work on it, man. I will look into the situation and do what I have to do," he again promised.