Jamaica international Jermaine Anderson has joined Salvadoran side Aguila for the 2014 Clausura season. (Photo: FIFA via AFP)
SAN MIGUEL, El Salvador - Jamaica international Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson says his move to top El Salvador club Aguila is the result of "determination" and "hard work".
The striker, who scored 21 goals for Waterhouse FC in the Jamaican Premier League last season, intends to take full advantage of the opportunity to ply his trade abroad.
"It's hard work that got me here in the first place, and it's hard work that's going to keep me here (at the top level),” said the 34-year-old. "Anybody who knows 'Tuffy' Anderson knows that I never stopped working...as long as I am fit I will keep training and working hard."
Anderson has scored twice in seven appearances for the Reggae Boyz and brushed aside suggestion that the language barrier may be an impediment.
"Tuffy is a professional, so not being able to speak Spanish won't be a problem,” said the colorful Anderson. “My football will do the talking. If I am scoring goals for my new club, that's a language the fans, the coach and my teammates will understand.”
Anderson appeared in three World Cup Qualifying matches for Brazil 2014, netting a stoppage-time equalizer in a 1-1 draw against visiting Costa Rica on September 10, 2013.
In El Salvador, he will join countryman Sean Fraser, who plays for Alianza.
Aguila has won 15 domestic titles -- the last coming in the 2012 Clausura – and one CONCACAF Champions Cup in 1976.