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National defender Aubrey David is a regular starter with Costa Rican powerhouse club Deportivo Saprissa, and the former Caledonia AIA player says his decision to join the club in December has turned out to be one of the best decisions of his career.

David has started most of the club’s games including their two El Clasico semi-final matches with Alajuelense this week. Initially signed by the club for one year following an injury to Heiner Mora, David has been offered a new two-year contract with Saprissa having found favour with head coach Carlos Watson since his arrival at the club.

“It’s been a good season. Being able to come to Costa Rica where football is number one and they are so passionate about it, and fit into the culture and the football has been a big deal for me,” David said.

“My game has definitely gone up a notch because the level of play is quite good and the competition among the top four or five teams is quite intense. There are some very keen rivalries so for a lot of games we are playing in front of large crowds of 15,000 and more. I think it prepares me for playing in these conditions with the national team,” said David who is anticipating a trip to San Jose with the T&T team for the final round of 2018 World Cup qualification next year.

Saprissa’s head coach Watson spoke highly of David, saying: “Aubrey has done very well. He is a decent boy and he works very hard. He brings a good quality to the team. He has been a very good addition,” Watson said. Nigerian striker says Yorke was his hero

Nigerian Watford striker Odion Ighlo says he grew up admiring the exploits of Dwight Yorke while he played for Manchester United.

Reports are that Manchester United and Arsenal are set to make bids for the player. Ighalo, who has been in superb form this season scoring 14 Premier League goals and two  FA Cup goals, has also attracted interest from Roma and La Liga title contenders Atletico Madrid.

The player said he would definitely not turn down a move to United.

“I don’t think I will be moving but I’m not sure I could say no if United called.They were my team growing up. I loved watching Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke. They were my idols and playing at Old Trafford has always been a dream,” Ighlo said.

Both Yorke and Cole teamed up once more, this time on the golf course in Chile last month,  as they were there  as United ambassadors for the club’s official global wine partner Casillero del Diablo.