PORTMORE, Jamaica – Perhaps no player has stood out more thus far in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League than Portmore United FW Maalique Foster.
Through two matches in the 2018 SCL, the 21-year-old already has two goals, finding the back of the net in each leg of Portmore United’s Round of 16 tie versus Santos de Guapiles.
There is no doubt that each time he takes the field, especially in the SCL, Foster is motivated to perform at a high level.
“My biggest aim in the Concacaf League is to attract a bigger club. I want to use the Concacaf League to try to impress the big clubs that are watching,” said Foster in an exclusive interview with Concacaf.com.
A year after Portmore United failed to advance to the quarterfinals, Foster said he and his teammates were happy to overcome the first round hurdle and defeat Santos 7-6 in a penalty shootout after the two teams had finished 3-3 on aggregate.
“It was a big step forward for us. We are the first Jamaican team to advance a round in the Concacaf League and we are happy to have made history, but we must continue to work hard if we are to go further,” said Foster.
If the first two matches are any evidence, Foster believes more goals are to come for him in the quarterfinal round against Honduran side Motagua.
“I feel confident. I know my teammates well and that helps me be confident on the pitch. I just want to do my best and what I do best is score goals. I think if we work hard and play our game, we can do well against Motagua,” said Foster.
Foster’s exploits in the SCL have not gone unnoticed by Jamaica National Team Head Coach Theodore Whitmore. Foster, who has one goal in three Jamaica appearances, has been called up for the Reggae Boyz’s upcoming friendlies versus Grenada and Barbados.
Foster is eager to make a good impression at the international level.
“It’s always an honor to be called to the national team. It means a lot and I want to make the most of the opportunity, score goals and do my best,” concluded Foster.