Old Road-based Second Division side Jubilee FC has announced the signing of Abraham Jackson on a year contract from the fourth division side, Paynesville Young Star Football Club, (PYSFC).
The 15-year striker becomes Jubilee’s fifth signing of the summer after the arrival of goalkeeper Jahem Sieh from Barrack Young Controller ll, Mark Daniel (Freeport FC), Jeremiah Karpeh, and Corrleine Smith last week.
Jackson will be looking to help the Church Boys return to the Orange National First Division League after they finished seventh in the second division last season.
In the 2020-21 campaign at PYSFC, the youthful striker scored 10 goals in 16 matches in the Montserrado ELWA Subcommittee League.
“Jubilee is a big club with a great coach and administrative staff. This was the main reason behind my decision to come here,” Jackson told Freedom Radio Liberia.
“I’m happy to be here and I will give everything for this club and this badge. I’m excited to start playing for Jubilee.
“I’ll show them on the pitch. If you are at Jubilee, that means you’re good enough. I am ready to prove myself and help the team.”
Although he will be in the second division for the first time, Jackson had a glimpse of his new team during the President Cup game with Monrovia Club Breweries last season
“To be honest, this is my first time here, but I watched some games last season at the ATS and SKD practice Pitch, he said.
“Last season I watched Jubilee’s match against Monrovia Club Breweries- it was fantastic. This game was a good one to watch.”
Meanwhile, Jubilee President James Nimene considers the 15-year-old as a promising and versatile player who will boost the attacking options of the Church Boys.
“We consider Jackson to be one of the most promising forwards in Liberia these days,” Nimene noted.
“To be honest, until recently it was hard to believe that we would be able to sign him up just for one reason – in most cases, people don’t leave PYSFC so easily.
“Jackson had a year of contract left. He’s preferred a different club though. We contacted his agent, there were quite long negotiations, but we reached a consensus, and today he is with us.
“He is the kind of player that suits any team: both offensive and defensive. He is a versatile footballer.
“A very powerful, he plays well aerially, being quite technical for a striker, plus he scores goals. If you look at him from all sides and evaluate him among the attackers, then Jackson has virtually every quality we need.”