Escobar joins Jamaican club

Cayman Islands National striker Calvin Jefford Escobar has made his first move into big time football by joining a top Jamaican side.

Escobar will probably make his debut on Sunday for Boys Town and will play in the Jamaica Football Federation 2009-2010 National Premier League season.

Escobar who played for Elite SC Premier League team last season in the Cayman Islands was introduced to this distinguished football club by the Cayman Islands National Technical Director Carl Brown a former skipper and coach there.

Brown said: ‘This is a great opportunity for Calvin as I am certain that this will enhance is growth as a player and open the door for others to follow.’

Escobar spent two weeks on trial with Boys Town in Atlanta and impressed all concerned. He was recommended to the coach who quickly made arrangements to have him registered for the upcoming season.

Boys Town is a three time champion of the Premier League and was recently promoted back to the league after an almost ten year absence.

This is their third year back and finished fourth in the league last year and were the 2009 all island K.O champions.

Brown added: ‘I am certain that Calvin will be a great addition to the Boys Town squad which is no stranger to the people of the Cayman Islands as they are regular visitors to the Cayman Island.’

Escobar, 22, left Cayman on Monday to join the squad. He scored ten goals for Elite FC last season.

He has made history as one of the top strikers of Elite SC playing a significant role in pushing his team to dominate the 2008- 2009 inaugural Premier League football competition to become the first club to hold that title.

He was also instrumental in helping the team to win the 2008-2009 Digicel Championship Cup for the first time and reaching the finals of the CIFA FC Cup when they lost to Bodden Town FC 3-1.

Boys Town manager Andrew Price said he was very impressed with his performance playing against Boys Town when the Cayman Islands national team did their training camp in Jamaica last year.

Price said: ‘I have seen him perform in training and practice games against Boys Town and his performance during the training sessions and the practice games were impressive. I have also seen him playing in the Summer Leagues in the USA and got even more interested in having him in the squad.

‘Other members of Boys Town FC have played alongside with him in these Summer Leagues and have made mention of his spectacular performance.

Escobar said: ‘I love football, it is my passion from age ten. My dream is to become a professional football player and become a good example. My plans now are to be more focused. I hope to help the team have a great season and take it from there. I’ll miss playing for Elite but with the crop of players there now and the expertise of Coach Gregory Ebanks I am sure they will continue to do well in the upcoming season. Elite has a lot of young players and they will take up where I left off.

‘I thank Coach Carl Brown for his role in my next level of playing football. He is the best coach I have ever worked with since I involvement in playing football.’