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Omar On Grenada Call-Up

30 August 2019


Omar On Grenada Call-Up

30 August 2019

Omar Beckles has been confirmed for the Grenada squad for their games with Belize.

He joins Aaron Pierre in the Spice Boys squad for the Concacaf Nations League games.

It is a big honour for Omar who has had the opportunity to play for Grenada for a while.

It is something that he is looking forward to and to play for the country his father was born in.

"It is really good to get the call-up, it's something that has been going on behind the scenes for a while", said Omar.

"I'm excited about the new challenge of playing international football and start to build on a little project over there.

"I got married over there in the summer and it is something that is really personal for me to play for my fathers country."

Omar's father Linton was born in Grenada and the call-up has a big sentimental honour for him.

"It is going to mean a lot to play for Grenada, I went out there in the summer for my wedding and to see where my father grew up", said Omar.

"It was my first time out there and I got the chance to really connect emotionally with family members.

"From that moment on I knew I had to take the chance to play for Grenada."

Omar is looking forward to meeting up with the squad ahead of the game for the next challenge in his career.

"I've not really seen much football over there but I've followed the competitions out there in the Caribbean", said Omar.

"A few of my friends play for other countries in the Caribbean and I'm really excited about the challenge."

Omar's career has seen many achievements along the way. If he starts against Ipswich Town tomorrow it will be his 100th appearance for Town and the call-up is another achievement for him.

"It's definitely up there, I've had the opportunity to play for them for a little while", said Omar.

"I've prioritised playing league fixtures and I don't want to miss league fixtures where I can.

"The priority has been to prove myself in the league and to push on there.

"The call-up though is a great achievement and is more of sentimental thing as well as something to add to the CV."



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