X-Roads get their hitman in Thompson
X Roads’s search for a proven goalscorer is over.
The Premier Division club secured the services of prolific striker Donovan Thompson from St George’s Colts for the upcoming season during the Bermuda Football Association summer transfer period that expired on Sunday.
“We were behind him since last season and it just happened that he agreed to join us for this season,” Farid El Karfa, the X Roads coach, confirmed.
“We had a few centre forwards that went away to school so last season we were very challenged with the centre forward and that’s why we approached him last season and he agreed to join us.”
Thompson has already proven himself in the top flight during a previous stint with Hamilton Parish and was the First Division’s leading scorer with 23 league goals last season.
“He has proven himself to be able to score goals and we are looking forward to another good season from him as well,” El Karfa said.
“I believe we have a good team and a good midfield to connect with him up front so I’m expecting good things from him and the team as well.
“He brings goals which we did struggle with last season and he’s a natural centre forward so he’s definitely adding that to the table this season.
Plus, he has good character, which I like, and he is a team player, which is very important as well.”
X-Roads survived their first season in the Premier Division last term, finishing eighth in the standings, eight points above the relegation zone.
Moroccan El Karfa, the former Boulevard forward, has even higher expectations for his team for the upcoming 2018-19 campaign.
“This season we are going to be a bit more ambitious,” he said. “For us last season staying up was a good achievement but this season we are going to try and achieve a little bit more.
“Last season we were able to adapt to the new league and tempo and the team we have got has more chemistry now and is looking healthy so we will be in a better shape next season.
“Every season is a different one and every season I look forward to a new challenge.”
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