• Sunday Dec 24, 2017

    Jamaica int’l Lambert emerges in 2017, looks to future

    Jamaica international Kevon Lambert (#17) in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup action against El Salvador. (Photo: AFP Services)

    KINGSTON, Jamaica -- It has been quite a 12 months for Kevon Lambert.

    In early 2017, while competing for Montego Bay United, Jamaica head coach Theodore Whitmore took note of the midfielder’s outstanding play and debuted him internationally in a 1-0 win over Honduras on February 16, 2017.

    Lambert went on to feature in the Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup final, the CONCACAF Gold Cup final and secured a deal with the USA’s Phoenix Rising FC.

    “For me, 2017 has been the best year playing for club and country,” the 6-foot-4 standout told CONCACAF.com.  “It is a year where I got my first cap and flourished since then.  To start games for both club and country has been a humbling experience for me and I must thank Coach Whitmore, as well as the management of Phoenix Rising FC for giving me these wonderful opportunities to play football professionally.  I put all of this down to hard work and dedication.”

    Lambert was signed by Phoenix on August 10, scoring one goal in 10 matches.  His performances led to the club inking him to a contract for the 2018 season.

    “I am thankful for this new deal,” said Lambert.  “I have enjoyed my time with Rising FC and it has been a wonderful environment to develop me as a footballer.  I also have good teammates who look out for me.  I also have a fellow Jamaican international in my team, Jason Johnson, so I feel comfortable.”

    What are the 20-year-old’s objectives next year?

    “My goals for 2018 are to keep on improving and play as much as possible for club and country,” Lambert finished.  “For club, I hope to win some trophies.  Long term, my aim is to play in Europe in one of the biggest leagues.  One step at a time.  I will work hard to make these goals a reality.”

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