Innswood’s Manning Cup GK looking to follow in brother’s footsteps
Innswood High School may not have had the best of starts in this season’s ISSA Manning Cup football competition, with the St Catherine-based school losing both their games so far. A 5-1 drubbing by Mona High in their most recent fixture could have...
Innswood High School may not have had the best of starts in this season’s ISSA Manning Cup football competition, with the St Catherine-based school losing both their games so far.
A 5-1 drubbing by Mona High in their most recent fixture could have been a lot worse were it not for their inspirational goalkeeper Dwayne Sinclair.
The Innswood fans made it known that Sinclair, who made 20 saves in the match, was also a hero in their 3-0 loss to St Catherine High, and were it not for the custodian, the scoreline could have read like a cricket score.
So good was the Spanish Town native, Mona High coach Craig Butler made his way over to the Innswood bench after last Friday’s to personally congratulate the shot-stopper on what was a brilliant performance between the sticks.
Sinclair made it clear that he wants to emulate his national goalkeeping brother, Kemar Foster ,who has taught the 17-year-old all he knows about the art of goalkeeping.
Foster was on hand to watch his younger brother in the Mona fixture, and despite conceding five goals, was impressed with Dwayne’s positioning and shot-stopping capabilities.
“He has always wanted to emulate me because I am a role model to him. He has told me he wants to do a lot of things that I have done. He is a good learner and I see him going far once he keeps focus,” Foster said.
Sinclair, who recently left his community team McCook’s Pen to join Tier 2 outfit Racing FC, is keen to one day follow in the footsteps of his brother, who was one of the reserve goalkeepers for the Reggae Boyz as recently as the two Concacaf Nations League matches against Honduras and Haiti.
“My brother was the one that taught me how to be a goalkeeper because I saw him and I wanted to follow him. I admire his discipline and the way he goes about his work, and I want to do exactly that,” said Sinclair.
Foster, the 31-year-old Waterhouse FC keeper, has earned three national caps and he hopes his brother can go even further than him.
“I see him getting into the national team, but it will come down to what he wants. He will need to stay focused and stay grounded and continue to work hard, and I believe he can even go overseas and play professionally.”