KAREEM Knights, the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) midfield player, recently signed a two-year deal with Trinidad and Tobago Pro-League club Caledonia AIA. Though the details of the move are not known, Knights will now join his National U-23 teammates Dominic Garnett and Pernell Schultz at the Morvant/Laventille-based club, owned by Guyana’s senior National Men’s head coach Jamaal Shabazz.
“I’m just happy be to here; it’s my first time with a pro team, among players who played World Cup, MLS and other big leagues across the world,” Knights told Chronicle Sport yesterday.
The 18-year-old, who also played at the Fruta Conquerors Club, said the move to Caledonia AIA is the start for him to realise his dream of playing professional football and his intention is to “shine in the TT Pro-League”.
“It feels like home to me even though I’m in a new community among players from other countries. My Guyanese teammates have me as their younger brother guiding me and advising me how to approach things when necessary,” Knights said.
He added, “I’ve been following along the line with them, going through every session, developing on my weakness and building my confidence in order to snap myself into the level that the pro league is being played at.”
Knights has represented Guyana at the U-17, U-20 and most recently at the U-23 level but his ambition is to cement his spot on the Senior National Team.