Gordon eyes good performance on Sunday
SINCE BURSTING on the scene in the 2013-14 Red Stripe Premier League season, where he bagged a brace to back up Dino Williams’ hat-trick in Montego Bay United’s 5-2 win over Waterhouse in the final, Owayne ‘Turkle back’ Gordon has slowly captivated the hearts of local football fans.
Many of those have always believed that the former Montego Bay United striker would be a valuable addition to the Reggae Boyz squad.
Last season, his 20 goals laid the foundation for Montego Bay United to claim their second title in three years after he picked up the mantle following the temporary departure of Williams. However, he netted a brace before departing the island the day before the final in order to take up his contract with his new club, Indy Eleven.
Gordon, who is on the verge of getting his third cap with the Reggae Boyz, told The Gleaner that he wants to justify the local fans’ calls for his selection
“It’s a great feeling to be back in the system,
and we just want to prove ourselves why we have been called up and why people have been requesting us to be in the team. They see the talent, the hard work and determination that can move this team forward, so I come to prove a point, and that is to go out and do my job,” he told The Gleaner following an impressive showing in a training session at the Stadium East field ahead of the team’s Caribbean Cup qualifier against Suriname this Sunday.
Gordon, who helped Indy Eleven to the North American Soccer League (NASL) championship final with three goals this season, played ten minutes plus extra time in Jamaica’s last game against Guyana and he is looking to replicate that performance or even do better.
“My focus is to come here and to put on a good performance. In Guyana, I came off the bench and put in a brilliant performance. Me and Dino Williams were a big game changer as we won the game 4-2, so I have no doubt that I will be in this game.
“This will be my first game at the stadium (National Stadium) with the national team. I just hope to go out there and get the job done and make word come to pass, so I am most definitely looking to put on a good performance on Sunday,” he added.