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Lowe urges native gamers to think about alternatives within the Center East

Reggae Boy Damion Lowe has reiterated that his countrymen can take up alternatives to play within the Center East.

Lowe’s feedback have been made in an interview with Simon Preston of Reggae Boyz Commentary on YouTube not too long ago.

The 27-year-old arrived at Al Ittihad in Alexandria, Egypt, final November, and he says that since then, he has additionally seen alternatives bear fruit for his nationwide teammates Romario Williams, Darren Mattocks, and Alvas Powell, who’re all now enjoying on the trans-continent.

“After I obtained right here, they saved coming to me and saying, ‘At any time when we ask brokers for gamers, they carry Brazilians or Africans, however we want extra gamers, extra Jamaicans’,” Lowe defined.

“I advised them we Jamaicans work onerous, we wish to make a residing, we’re not as valued within the North American continent, and numerous gamers are out of contract so there’s a surplus of us to select from.”

Lowe mentioned how he was instrumental in getting Williams a contract.

“I gave them a pair names and Romario Williams got here,” he stated. “Then the agent who performed a component in getting myself and Romario right here reached out and requested for a defender and a striker and he introduced in Darren Mattocks and Alvas Powell.”

Nonetheless, he thinks extra alternatives are proper throughout the trans-continent.

“Our subsequent door neighbours UAE [United Arab Emirates], Saudi Arabia, Qatar — the market is open now for Jamaicans as a result of we now have come right here and we’re doing effectively, and I am joyful I used to be in a position to play a component in serving to my countrymen,” stated Lowe, who thinks the usual of play is aggressive for Jamaicans.

“If individuals concentrate or watch the highlights, there are many technically sound gamers right here as a result of golf equipment have the cash to recruit. From our workforce, the Egyptians referred to as an Olympic workforce and about six or seven of our gamers went, they’re additionally within the nationwide workforce. You could have actually good, high quality gamers and the league is demanding.”

Lowe’s Al Ittihad at the moment are in second place within the Egyptian Premier League with 28 factors from 17 matches performed.

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