Costa Rica powerhouse Alajuelense snaps up Jamille Boatswain

​Photo: Jamille Boatswain, left, celebrates scoring for Defence Force against Police FC during the 2016/17 Pro League season.

Costa Rica Premier Division powerhouse Liga Deportiva Alajuelense are the new team of Trinidad and Tobago forward Jamille Boatswain, pending the ex-Point Fortin Civic player’s signature.

Boatswain, who joined Defence Force from Civic in January, said he will travel to Alajuela, Costa Rica on Monday with the view of finalising agreements.

“It’s my first opportunity to play abroad and I am excited to play in a different environment and country to improve myself as a player,” the Point Fortin-born marksman told

Although having agreed in principle to join the Alajuelense, Boatswain preferred to keep details of the contract -- possibly a multi-year move -- private for now.
A screen grab of Costa Rican Media Company Repretel’s website headlining Jamille Boatswain as the new striker of Alajuelense.
Costa Rican media company Repretel, on Wednesday, headlined Boatswain as the new Alajuelense striker.  

Alajuelense, one of the most successful teams in Costa Rica and Central America, having won 29 national championships, have been after the 23-year-old Boatswain following his appearance for T&T in a 2-1 FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying loss against Costa Rica in San Jose on June 13.

Boatswain’s showing against the Ticos was enough grab the interest of the illustrious Costa Rican club which twice won the CONCACAF Champions League and three Copa Interclubes UNCAF.

Boatswain made his international appearance for Trinidad and Tobago in March, scoring twice in a space of five minutes after coming off the bench against Barbados at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad.