“Chang” in drought-”Thirsty” quenching
March 23, 2007
“Chang” in drought-”Thirsty” quenching

Two overseas based Vincentian footballers are having differing fortunes in their current season.

Striker Marlon “Thirsty “James has been on the score sheet five times for his new club Kedah F.C in the Malaysian League.{{more}}

James previously had stints with Sabah and MK Land in that south eastern Asian Country.

James, 30 won the prestigious “Golden Boots” award in 2005 for scoring the most goals in the league competition, then on the roster of M K Land.

He joined Kedah last November to team up with another St. Vincent and the Grenadines international, defender Cornelius Huggins.

While James has recaptured his goal scoring form, the situation is different for Rodney “Chang” Jack who is finding difficult to hit the back of the nets for English First Division club Crewe Alexandra.

The nippy forward in 27 appearances for the club this season has only scored three goals.

Jack, 34, is in his second stint with the club, rejoined Crewe last August on free transfer, having spent his most productive years there from 1998 to 2003.

A St.Vincent and the Grenadines senior international since 1990, Jack last played for this Country in a world cup qualifier against Mexico here October 10, 2004.

And it may have been his last as reports say that he was no longer interest in donning the national colours, having to stick it out alone with no financial assistance from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation, having sustained a knee injury in that match.

Another Vincentian footballer in professional action is Wesley “Butu” Charles.

The 31 year old defender last year moved to Galway United in Ireland after spending one year with Rostov -Da-Nonu in the Russia.

Charles began his professional career in Ireland with Sligo Rovers from 1998 to 2000, he then moved to Bray Wanderers from 2000 to 2005.