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Humble Lion's Swaby on loan in El Salvador

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott
Francois Swaby (14, centre) celebrating a goal with members of the Humble Lion team at the Effortville Community Centre.

Humble Lion striker FranÁois Swaby left the island this week to take up a one-year loan offer with El Salvador league club Luis Angel Firpo and the 28-year-old is looking to use the move as a stepping stone to greater things.

"Any local player that gets the chance to play overseas must see it as a stepping stone. So it is a greater opportunity to move towards the goals that I want to achieve," he said.

"The expectation there will be high, but I will look to score a lot of goals and win league titles in El Salvador. So the hope is to move on to even greater things," he added.

The former Sporting Central player anticipates that the language barrier will present some obstacles during his stint there, but he hopes to overcome that issue in the very near future.

"The language will be a problem because only a few players in the team speak English, but I hope to get over that soon," he said.

WEEKSOFNEGOTIATIONS

The move to El Salvador came after weeks of negotiations between both clubs, and the club was happy to conclude the deal and wished the forward well.

"We wish FranÁois the best as he seeks to represent himself and Humble Lion Football Cclub on the international market ... . We are very elated at Swaby's achievement and hope that he will continue to grow as a player," a press release from the club said.

The Clarendon club added that they will miss their topscorer of last season for this campaign.

"We will miss the services of Swaby as he is a hard-working and professional player, his shoes will be very difficult to fill, and we hope he carries his form to the Luis Angel Firpo," the release added.