Cousins joins Swedish Division One outfit
PORTMORE United midfielder Ricardo Cousins last Wednesday signed a two-year contract with Division One club FC Vasby of Sweden.
Cousins, a talented midfielder, won three Premier League titles with Portmore United, as well as two Champions Cup, two Under-21 Championships and five Happy Sutherland KO Championships.
He was elated to realise one of his lifelong ambitions.
"This is a dream come true for me. I've always wanted to pursue a professional career in Europe and I have worked very hard over the years towards this goal.
"Portmore United has prepared me well and I'm confident in my ability to make a success of this opportunity," he said.
Cousins, who joins former Harbour View and National Under-20 goalkeeper Ryan Thompson at FC Vasby, played on the 2004 triple championship Glenmuir High team which won the daCosta Cup, Ben Francis KO and Olivier Shield.
He served as captain of Jamaica's Under-20 team that won the silver medal at the 2007 Pan American Games and also played at the Under-17 and Under-23 level for his country.
Clive Marshall, Portmore United's general manger, believes Cousins will do himself, the club and country proud.
"We at Portmore United are indeed proud that Ricardo has secured this contract. He gave great service to the club and was an outstanding captain and player for us.
"Indeed, we're confident he will represent himself, club and country with distinction and continue the wonderful tradition at Portmore. This is what we prepare our players for and is part of the broader developmental and economic strategies of our club," Marshall said.