Fruta Conquerors forward Nicholas Mc Arthur will depart Guyana tomorrow for the United States of America where he will have tryouts with three Colleges with the possibility of landing a scholarship.
The talented Mc Arthur netted a double to hand his team a hard fought 2-0 win over Santos in the final of the Petra Organisation / Limacol Football Tournament on Sunday night last at the Ministry of Education Ground and his efforts landed him the MVP prize.
The 17 year-old will have his first outing in the USA this Thursday and Friday at the Eastern Florida State College before heading to Atlanta Military College in Georgia for a try out on October 27th and 28th.
He will then journey to Broward College in Fort Lauderdale for another try out on October 30th and 31st before returning home. If given an opportunity at any of the Colleges, Mc Arthur will return to the USA to commence his scholarship in January of next year.
The trip was organised by overseas based Guyanese Albert Cappell who teaches in Atlanta, through Henry Chase of Chase Academy and Daniel Thomas of Fruta Conquerors. Nicholas’ father, Roy Mc Arthur, a former FIFA Referee and Instructor, informed that the trip was made possible through the efforts of the National Sports Commission (NSC) and Leonora Track and Field.
Mc Arthur has expressed gratitude to Petra Organisation, Regal Stationery and Computer Centre and Grill King for their support. Roy told Kaieteur Sport that his son developed a passion for the game at a tender age and started playing with the Georgetown Football Club under Coach, the late Peter Lashley at the age of nine in age group tournaments.
“When I used to take him to matches during my tenure as a referee, he used to run around with the balls and as a result he developed a love for the game from a very young age.”
Following the passing of Lashley, Nicholas moved to Fruta Conquerors and was the youngest player in the Khasif and Shanghai U17 tournament in 2015.
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