MoBay strengthening Williams to boost shot at contract
Livingston Scott, Gleaner Writer
Norwegian top division club FK Haugesund are keeping their eyes on the progress of Montego Bay United striker, Dino Williams, who recently completed a two-week trial stint with the Scandinavian club.
Williams left the island on January 6 to train with the Norway Premier League outfit, but Montego Bay United president, Orville Powell, revealed that the Norwegians requested strengthening and gave the 24-year-old striker until June to get his physical conditioning up to par.
Powell revealed that Montego Bay was doing everything to get the player ready.
"He was on trial for two weeks and the response we got from them was that he (Williams) is weak, and he needs to do some strengthening work. But they are looking at him closely to see what his progression will be," he disclosed.
"They really want to look at him some more and so they will follow his progress. But for now, he needs to be a little bit stronger," Powell admitted.
However, the MoBay United boss has no doubt his star striker will be ready in June.
"He is on a programme and we just hope that he grows stronger as they are giving him anytime before June or in that time. The work has started and the player is committed. We don't know how much we can do, being that he is also playing, or how quick the amount of bulk or strength could happen. But we're doing our best to deal with it," he commented.
Powell was also quick to point out that the player went to Norway during the peak of the team's preseason and as a result got very little time with the ball.
Despite Williams' shortcomings on the physical side, Powell noted that Haugesund was satisfied with his football ability.
"During his stay there it was the preseason that had started and if you go on the first day of the preseason you know they will not be using a lot of balls. They worked on endurance and strengthening and that is the period and time that he was there for. But right through we were in discussions with them and the little ball he did get to play they were impressed with that. The only thing they weren't impressed with was the strength as they were doing mountain running and all those type of things," Powell stated.
Meanwhile, the MoBay United boss also revealed that forward Omar 'Turtle Back' Gordon, who went on trial in Vietnam and is also back home, was not successful in his attempt to get a contract with the Asian club.