‘Tuffy’ focused on Waterhouse task

first_imgAgeing striker Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson is certainly not slowing down, but his heart is not set on representing the national men’s senior football team anymore.”My heart is not in that (representing Jamaica). Mi nah diss them, but I will just continue to do my thing in the Premier League and help to lift Waterhouse,” he disclosed.”There are a lot of things going on with the national team. Look at Craig Foster, leading scorer last season and was not given any game with the national. He is much younger than I am,” Anderson highlighted.The prolific goalscorer converted a double strike Waterhouse’s Red Stripe Premier League football game against lowly UWI FC last Sunday at Waterhouse Stadium.The home side won 3-0, led by goals from Anderson in the 38th and 81st minutes. Captain Damarley Samuels got the other goal (45th).That was Anderson’s third goal of the season, the same as Newton Sterling of reigning champions Arnett Gardens and Rafiek Thomas of Boys’ Town. They are one goal behind Dino Williams of Montego Bay United in the race for the individual award.”A just the work weh mi always try to put out. I try to stay healthy by eating good food. Everybody have to take care of their body, or it will break down. My job is to score goals,” the 36-year-old told The Gleaner about him maintaining tip-top condition.Going for recordsWhen further quizzed about his goalscoring prowess locally, Anderson responded: “Mr Chang (Carl) at Western Sports is always encouraging me to go after Roen Nelson’s record in the Premier League, so my aim is to score at least 30 goals.”Waterhouse started the season slowly and that has bothered Anderson.”Everywhere I go, at work and in the community, people asking me what is happening with the team, but I prefer to lose early as every team goes through a bad patch,” he said.He also said the team has attracted some new players and it will take a time for them to blend.”Look at Arnett, they won the Premier League last year and are in fifth place now. And overseas, Chelsea won the English League, but are struggling this season. However, good teams must find a way to come back,” Anderson reasoned.Anderson first represented Waterhouse in 2008 and has scored 76 times in over 100 appearances. Before that, he played at other local clubs – Village United, Seba United (now Montego Bay United) and Wadadah FC.He also had a short stint at CD Aguila in El Salvador last year.last_img

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