National Under 23 team forward Juma Clarence is eying a return to Europe for the new season but wants to cut short his contract with Turkish Second Division club Haceteppe SK. Clarence is still under contract there for a couple more seasons but his agent is currently looking for another club possibly in Holland.
“I started off well at Haceteppe even though the weather was difficult in the earlies. But I settled and I scored on debut for the club. Unfortunately it didn’t go too well and we were relegated and there was very little I could do to help the club late down in the season,” Clarence said.
“My first taste of European football was good but I’m not settling for that as I want to reach further and play at a higher level. I’m thankful to Haceteppe for the opportunity they gave me but currently my agent is looking for a new club and there may be a possibility in Holland or Israel. I should know more by August.
“Personally I feel I’ve developed some more as a striker but it’ not going to keep me from working hard and trying to become a better all round player. That is one of the reasons I’m hoping to move onto something else,” added Clarence who scored T&T’s lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Italy at the 2009 FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt. (July 29,2010)