Following his departure to Belarus for a tryout, LICSR striker Christopher Jackson was knowledgeable about the challenges associated with a player attracting the attention of new club officials and teammates. Despite the difficult task attached to the tryout, the 21-year old began on an encouraging note with the Belarusian side FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk.
Striker Jackson scored the winning goal for FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk as the Belarusian club secured a 2-1 win against FK Teplice in his first match.
Jackson’s side took the lead in the 15th minute before their opponents leveled in the 43rd minute. With 68 minutes into the second half, and after coming on as a substitute, striker Jackson slotted home the winning goal to secure all three points.
Jackson, who traveled to Belarus early January for his tryout, was over the weekend named in the team’s 23-man squad that camped in Cyprus. The match was FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk’s first of their preseason game. According to the Belarusian club, the preseason will climax on the February 10.
Following their two matches, the club will return to Belarus for the start of the 2018 Belarusian football season. Jackson is expected to play his second preseason match this Friday against FK Mlada Boleslav.
Again, winners train, losers complain. Securing a position in the team’s lineup requires lots of training, commitment and eye checking performance. Scoring in his debut match as a substitute was not a moment that many saw coming; however, this is just a preseason as competitive matches lie ahead. Nevertheless, success is still achievable.