Former Barbados nationwide youth footballer Brendan Sidaway is on the verge of making historical past in america.
Final week, Sidaway helped the Indiana Institute of Expertise Warriors declare their second consecutive Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Convention (WHAC) title within the Nationwide Affiliation of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) division.
The 21-year-old Enterprise Administration main was a key cog of the “Warriors” unit which secured a report of 15 wins, one tie and one defeat within the WHAC, not solely profitable the league however incomes a spot within the Convention title, which in addition they gained final season.
The “Warriors” will vie for a spot in Saturday’s match ultimate after they face Cornerstone College within the semifinal at their residence subject in Fort Wayne, Indiana, tomorrow
If profitable, Sidaway and his staff mates could have the possibility to etch their identify in American sporting historical past by being the primary staff within the WHAC to win successive double-titles.
The Kickstart graduate described the final two seasons as unbelievable, for each him and his staff.
He acknowledged that the earlier season was extra fruitful, as he scored extra targets and registered extra help however, this season the staff was collectively higher and he’s optimistic about repeating final season’s heroics.
“Final season was higher [for me], I scored much more targets and I received extra assists.
I feel this yr that our staff been undoubtedly stronger than final yr. We glance extra strong and extra assured going via, so it’s only a matter of us coping with our personal talents to maintain the consistency up and the degrees excessive, and we must always go to the Nationals as we did final yr, however hopefully progress additional.”
Indiana Tech is ranked 11th within the nation by the NAIA, which brings nice recognition to the soccer programme and their gamers, one thing that Sidaway believes will work in his favour and future plans.
The previous U17 midfielder aspires to play professionally after school however extra importantly play for his nation once more within the close to future.
“There are numerous alternatives in America, I didn’t notice till I came to visit right here.
I assumed, like the entire English, if you happen to’re not signed by 18 or 19, you’re out of it, however America is the alternative. You end school, after which the entire alternatives open up.
To this point certain I’m seeking to play soccer after school.
I might undoubtedly attempt to keep out right here for a few years, play perhaps USL in the summertime after which hopefully get a contract from there.
I might completely like to play for the nationwide staff once more. I’m simply ready on my time and I do know that the time will come finally, as soon as I maintain working laborious.”