Determine to leave his mark in the world of football; Caymanian Joshewa Frederick registered his first ever goal for a professional football club in Europe, during his debut match with his new team, Club Sportiv Tunari.
The 25-year-old defensive player volleyed the ball, assisted by a set play during a match against Dinamo Bucureşti II, at the Stadion Progresul Spartac, in Romania on Friday (March 25) evening. Frederick’s goal was the second of three netted by his team during the match.
“I’m not known for my goal scoring abilities at all,” said Frederick. “I can’t put into words how it felt to score in my debut.”
Prior to his debut, Frederick had been on the training grounds since mid-February for the professional-level Romanian football club, which is currently in second place in Liga III.
Like many others within the Cayman Islands, Frederick’s dream has always been to become a professional football player and while he isn’t apart of major clubs like Real Madrid CF or Manchester United- one can say, mission accomplished.
The George Town resident noted that one of his motivations is to inspire young footballers back home, to work hard for their dreams. He also thanked Marcus Cumber, Dale Creighton, Sean Parchment, MP Barbara Connolly, Garth Arch, coach Virgil Seymour, MP David Wight and several family members for their support.
“This opportunity would not be realised without them, and I am in gratitude to them. They were most influential with me being able to be here in Romania and to be able to chase my dreams.”