Sun, Jul

Jomal sees big chance.

For the second time in just about a year, Jomal Williams has earned selection on the national team by head coach Stephen Hart. He made his debut in an international friendly versus Panama last March and now he’s in the squad for tomorrow’s Copa America qualifier versus Haiti in Panama City.

The 22-year DirecTV W Connection midfielder knows that the opportunity is one he must grab with both arms and feet.

“This is big opportunity and it’s something I’ve been waiting on and one that I worked hard for,” Williams said.

“I would say to other players like myself who are hoping to make their debut for the national team, to keep working hard and believing. You have to stay focused and always tell yourself something good will come. It’s easy to lose hope but it’s important to keep believing.”

The former T&T Under 23 player added that the training camp in Trinidad over the past few days has been allowed him to learn more about Hart as a coach and to understand the team’s approach to playing.

“It’s been intense but the sessions have been quite good and I’ve been learning everyday. There are players in the team with a lot of experience and they are having a good run and I’m quite pleased to be part of it right now. Hopefully I can do enough to stay in the squad and be part of the set up for the World Cup qualifiers,” he added.