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Plaza, Fenwick take Wendy’s award
Central FC duo, striker Willis Plaza and coach Terry Fenwick were rewarded for their outstanding efforts during the month of February after being named as the T&T Pro League’s Wendy’s Player of the Month and Blue Waters Coach of the Month award recipients.
And following the award, the 26-year-old Plaza believes his prayers are being answered, but not without hard work, as he enjoys life as a footballer, after becoming the second Central player to get the award this season after forward Rundell Winchester picked up the accolade in September.
Fenwick picked up his second monthly award after also collecting the top prize in September for the First Citizens Cup winning coach.
Both Plaza and Fenwick were influential in the “Sharks” jump to second position on the league standings in February, and Plaza’s six goals in four matches surely didn’t go unnoticed.
“It’s like prayers coming through for me,” said a thrilled Plaza.
“It’s all that I’ve been praying for—like this (award) and being on the national team are blessings from the lord above. So praise and thanks to him.”
Plaza, who represented San Juan Jabloteh between 2010-2012 before moving to Vietnam in late 2012 for a stint with Navibank Saigon, and later joined Song Lam Nghe An for the 2013 season, joined Central during the December/January transfer window.
“I have fans now, and people to play for,” added Plaza.
“I’m already making my family and friends proud, so it inspires me to keep working hard, because without hard work every day, things aren’t possible.”
Plaza, who is desirous of returning abroad, “maybe Europe”, said: “I’ve made a great difference at Central we are actually winning games at the moment. I want to continue and help the team finish in the top two. I know Connection are very hard to compete with (at this stage) but I’m focused on doing my best.”
He was influential in two goals during Central’s 3-2 comeback win over Defence Force last Sunday, and believes he also has a shot at the Golden Boot.
“I’m also looking at the golden Boot. I’m six goals behind the leading (league) goal-scorer and it’s just for him to slip up…and I’m (ahead).”
Wendy's Player of the Month
Rundell Winchester (Central FC)
Kerry Baptiste (San Juan Jabloteh)
Joevin Jones (W Connection)
Marcus Joseph (Point Fortin Civic)
Willis Plaza (Central FC)
Blue Waters Coach of the Month:
September: Terry Fenwick
October: Stuart Charles-Fevrier
Stuart Charle- Fevrier
January: Reynold Cartington
(Point Fortin Civic)
February: Terry Fenwick (Central FC)
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