Several former RIASA students signed professional contracts this season with PS Kemi Kings in Finland’s 3rd division, however, it’s Ryan Marcelino who is hitting the headlines at the moment.
Ryan, who only joined the squad earlier this month, has already made a huge impact at the club after scoring in both games.
Coming on as a substitute during the first game of the season, he was responsible for scoring 1 of the 4 goals that ended in a 4 – 1 victory. Then, coming off the bench again on Saturday, he was on fire, scoring 2 more goals, bringing the final score to an outstanding 6 – 0 win for Kemi!
Ryan is on a 3-month experience, returning to the UK to continue his all important studies but, in the meantime, he’s certainly making a name for himself and working hard to impress.
PS Kemi Kings Manager Oleg Eprintsev had this to say…
“I’m naturally very happy with the result on Sunday. The team continues to improve with each game, and I wasn’t expecting this victory as previously OPS have been one of our main rivals in the league, so this was a clear win”.
“We have good healthy competition within the team and Ryan is a good example of this looking at his performance in the last two games. He came off the bench both times and has already scored 3 goals.”
“There is a positive outlook amongst the team, and we are now looking forward to the next local derby game against TP-47 on Sunday.”
Ryan has had a fantastic first season at RIASA, where he had no problem finding the net. Check-out some of his goals during the 2021/22 campaign below.
There’s now a total of 6 ex RIASA players in the squad, and we are excited to see this grow over the next few years. If this form continues, Kemi will be seriously challenging for promotion into the 2nd division. To keep up to date on everything happening with the club, please see www.pskemikings.fi
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