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Rampersad excited over Halifax opportunity 

Andre Rampersad
Andre Rampersad

MIDFIELDER Andre Rampersad is excited and willing to show that he can compete at the international level when he participates in the inaugural Canadian Premier League.The 23-year-old, from La Horquetta, is among four TT players who will join ex-TT defender and men’s assistant team coach Derek King at Halifax Wanderers FC.

Rampersad, like fellow midfielder Akeem Garcia, moved to Halifax from FC Santa Rosa. Midfielder Elton John made the switch from San Juan Jabloteh. Goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams joined Halifax as a free agent.

“Very excited,” was how Rampersad described his feelings after signing his first overseas contract. “I can’t wait till the season starts, I’ve been waiting on this opportunity for a long time. I’ve been working real hard, I want to thank God.”Halifax will start their 2019 season with an away fixture against Pacific FC on April 28.Rampersad said his family is also excited about his career move.He is eager to prove his worth at the club, who has former national coach Stephen Hart at the helm.

“Like everything else, you’ll be a little nervous,” said Rampersad. “I think I’ll overcome that eventually because my confidence is high. I’ve been waiting on this opportunity to arrive. “I have it right now and panicking wouldn’t be an option for me. I think I’ll have to do my best and show them what I have.”

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