The younger brother of English-based defender Jlloyd Samuel, Jemal is trying to follow in his brother’s footsteps by developing his skills at the same club the Bolton Wanderers player started at as a youngster.
Samuel made his debut for T&T in the concluded 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign and continues to be a regular in the Bolton line up in the Premiership.
He recalled in a recent interview that his brother Jemal is now at the Senrab club in Walthamstow where Jlloyd grew up playing alongside John Terry and Ashley Cole.
Other Senrab graduates include Sol Campbell, Muzzy Izzet, Lee Bowyer, Jermain Defoe, Ade Akinbiyi and Darren Purse, and Samuel has high hopes for his 11-year-old brother.
“My little brother plays for them now, he’s a big lad, a centre-half, so hopefully he’ll be better than I am,” he said. “I went back to watch him the other week and it has hardly changed. It’s quite scary.”
Samuel lined up for the full 90 in Bolton’s 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday to help push them to 11 points in 12th spot on the League table.