National Olympic team midfielder Jomal Williams is very likely to be a key member of this country’s efforts to qualify for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey next year.
At least, on paper and his current progress should place him in the mix of players that the national coaches will put together for the qualifying tournament which kicks off in July.
Williams, who turns 18 on April 28, was the youngest member of the T&T Olympic team, making a second half run against Honduras last month at the Home Depot Centre. The W Connection player also made appearances in the semi-final qualifying round.
“Being the youngest player was very tough. I was glad to be part of the team and waiting for my opportunity. So far it’s been a great experience. We made a few mistakes in the tournament but we have to keep working to develop ourselves for future challenges,” Williams said.
An admirer of Russell Latapy and Densill Theobald, Williams says he will focus on improving his game as he looks ahead to the future. “I started playing with Trendsetter Hawks in the savannah at age seven and moved to Caledonia’s youth team and now W Connection.
Football has always been everything in my life and I wanted to fulfill that dream of becoming a professional player. I have started with W Connection and I would like to move on to greater things from here,” Williams added.