'Wonka' transfers to Waterhouse FC
Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
Waterhouse FC have boosted their squad roster for the 2013-14 football season with the signing of skilful midfielder Lamar Nelson from Arnett Gardens FC. Details of the deal were not disclosed.
The 22-year-old Nelson switched to Waterhouse after an impressive season at Arnett last year. He won the award for the best goal in the Red Stripe Premier League last season - a wonderful free kick against Boys' Town.
Nelson scored seven goals in the Premier League last season and was rewarded with a call-up to the Jamaica national senior squad. He played two games in the Caribbean Cup last December.
"We have signed Lamar Nelson and Kemar 'Buju' Brown from Arnett Gardens, as well as defender Linval 'Palla' Wilson from Savannah FC," Ricardo 'Ricky' Chin, president of Waterhouse FC, told The Gleaner when contacted yesterday.
"We will be participating in the CFU (Caribbean Football Union) Club Championship, so we have strengthened the squad in order to better compete against international opponents," he outlined.
It was also learnt that Waterhouse FC are negotiating with two Haitian players to come here. However, Chin said there are talks going on, but nothing is finalised.
"We can't survive as a club as it stands now. The plan is to look for young talent that we can expose to the international market. Last year, we had 32 players, so we are looking to boost the squad as we will be participating in several competitions," the Waterhouse president shared.
Nelson, popularly known as 'Wonka', made his debut for Waterhouse in the preseason Kingston and St Andrew Football Association Champions League on August 12 and scored in the team's 2-0 victory against Whitfield Town at Collie Smith Drive Complex.