Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
Jorginho James is set to tackle an emotionally charged situation when Wolmer's Boys' tackle Kingston College (KC) in today's big semi-final clash in the ISSA/Gatorade/Digicel Walker Cup Knockout competition, at Constant Spring Sports Complex, starting at 2:45 p.m.
James, along with Tazeo Gilpin and Jason Greenland, led KC to the final of last year's competition, but made the switch to Wolmer's at the start of this season.
The 18-year-old James, who made his debut for the senior national team against Cuba earlier this year, said he is looking forward to playing against his former teammates.
"It is going to be a tough game for me because as you know it is my former school and the crowd will be on me," said James.
"I know that they (KC) are going to come hard at me because I left the school and I was one of their main players," he noted.
However, despite the added pressure, James said his Wolmer's team is confident and raring to go.
"We don't fear any team because we have three titles to win and we are going for them," James stated.
"I am very confident about this season because even if one or two of us are out of the game, I am confident that other players can still get the job done," James said. "This team is a very mature team and everyone is on a high."
Exploit the weaknesses
James, who also represents Harbour View in the youth leagues, plans to exploit the weaknesses in the KC team.
"I don't have any bad emotions towards them, but I know their weaknesses and their strengths and KC will always come and play hard no matter who they playing against."
Wolmer's head coach, Ludlow Bernard, also faces a similar scenario as he is a past student of KC. Bernard said it will be business as usual for his charges.
"I don't feel any pressure, and I am not going to get emotional about it because I am a professional," said Bernard. "My aim is to beat Kingston College the opponents."