Trinidad and Tobago 2006 World Cup member Anthony Wolfe is in a rejuvenated mood this season with aspirations of second Pro League Golden Boot Award and a contract in Europe.
“My aim is to return to the form that I had in 2006,” he told www.ttproleague.com. “The coaches at Ma Pau have put their trust in me and gave me the role of centre forward and I am going to do my best and take another Golden Boot award.”
In 2006, Wolfe featured brilliantly for San Juan Jabloteh scoring 17 goals in the League Championship to take the Golden Boot Award. However following that year and the World Cup in Germany, the Sangre Grande resident only managed to pop-up now and then on the radar.
He returned to his hometown club North East Stars for the 2007 and 2008 seasons while representing A League club Atlanta Silverbacks during breaks, with a fraction of his prolific ways as a goal-scorer. He then became a free agent after Stars owner/manager Darryl Mahabir opted to miss the 2009 Pro League season.
The 25 year old former North East Stars player and newly labelled ‘utility player’ by the T&T Team will wear the red and black of Ma Pau this season and has thus far been the club’s highest profiled signing for 2009.
“At the end of the day I want to be at a club where my playing time is secured and I can return to top form as a goal-scorer,” Wolfe continued.
Wolfe explained that offers rolled in from W Connection, Joe Public and Caledonia AIA during pre-season for his services but turned them down for Ma Pau.
“Ma Pau finished in the cellars last season but never the less; I believe that the team has a lot of experience and that my influence can help in guiding Ma Pau for a top three finish this season. At ma Pau I will also have the opportunity to share my knowledge as a (T&T international) and maybe help other players earn places with the National Team and that’s a big plus.”
Wolfe also holds bigger dreams this year—with a contract in Europe on his agenda—as he explained further.
“I had chats with my mom and girlfriend at the beginning of this year on my goals to achieve. And one of my focuses is to secure my place in the National Team and I think by playing more football I will return to top form. I am also aware that players like myself are overshadowed by European based players like Kenwyne (Jones) and others.
"I respect those guys for what they have achieved and I am aware that I need to get out there (in Europe) and gain more experience. Coming up against guys like Kenwyne and others will help me to become better. So I am hoping that by doing well in the Pro League with Ma Pau and winning the Golden Boot—I can earn myself a contract in Europe,” he ended.