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Armstrong takes Wendy’s Player of the Month

Published: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Akim Armstrong, centre, is presented with a Wendy’s voucher from Sheyna Weston, marketing manager of Desk Restaurant at the Pro League office, Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, yesterday.

Club Sando attacking midfielder Akim Armstrong was awarded his second Wendy’s Pro League Player of the Month prize for his performances for October.

Armstrong won the prize for July and again received the most votes to narrowly get the better of players such as Curtis Gonzales, the Defence Force defender who earned a spot on national coach Dennis Lawrence’s roster for the World Cup qualifier against Mexico on October 6, and Sean De Silva, the Central FC midfielder.

According to Armstrong “Again, full credit goes to my teammates, the coach and the rest of the staff. I am only a piece of the puzzle and we have worked together as a team. ”

“This season Club Sando has quality all around the pitch. We have a very competitive team and there is always the possibility to win, regardless of who takes the field for Club Sando. We have quality players such as Tyrone Charles and Kevon Piper among the senior players and even much younger guys like Nicholas Thomas and Michael Basdeo” the 29-year-old added.

Armstrong, who moved from Morvant Caledonia United to Sando this season continues to prove that he is an essential member of coach Angus Eve’s team and his performances in October led them to three wins, a draw and one loss in all competitions. He scored a double over Morvant Caledonia in a 3-1 quarter-final win of the First Citizens Cup and got the equalizer in a 1-1 League draw with W Connection to keep the Oranges in the hunt for a CONCACAF qualifying spot.

His performances for October also included a goal from the penalty spot in a 4-2 win over Point Fortin Civic, as well as another goal in a 5-0 victory over San Juan Jabloteh.

“My newfound inspiration comes from my family,” Armstrong explained, after he and his girlfriend Danielle James welcomed their son Giovanni Armstrong into this world last year.