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Boatswain debuts in Concacaf League.

T&T’s forward Jamille Boatswain made his competitive debut for Costa Rican club Alajuelense on Thursday night in their Concacaf League fixture away to Olimpia of Honduras. Boatswain came on in the second half of the 2-0 defeat for his club.

The former Defence Force man will now be hoping to make his Costa Rican League debut when Alajuelense takes on Santos de Guapiles at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto today. Guapiles defeated San Juan Jabloteh 6-2 on Wednesday night in Concacaf League action.

Boatswain has recovered from an ankle injury sustained during his early days at the club last month.

“I felt really good making my debut last week even though we suffered the loss. I suffered an ankle injury during the early part of preseason but I’m nearing one hundred percent and the coach is of that same belief so I am hoping to get more playing time on Sunday against Santos,” Boatswain said.

“The match against Olimpia was difficult because they maintained good pressure throughout and their fans kept singing for the entire match, from opening whistle to the final. But generally it was a good feeling for me to come on in that type of game for the club.”

According to the striker: “The game here is much faster than what I have been accustomed to back in Trinidad and even in that game against Olimpia it was very physical. I would love for my teammates and other players back home to really experience this and realise why it is they need to start doing everything quicker. It’s the way football is played now and you need to be processing everything rapidly when you are on the field, quick movement with the feet and the mind.”