Jamaican Brian ‘Rambo’ Brown is now gearing up to make an impact in Tirana with his recent transfer to Albanian champions FK Partizani. The 18-time Albanian Champions are based in Tirana and acquired the services of the former Reno 1868 striker following his stellar showing for Jamaica at the Gold Cup.
Partizani are currently awaiting their Champions League qualifying first round game which will be played with Qarabag FK on the 10th of July 2019. They will hope to have the additional firepower as Qarabag has European league calibre players and are familiar with this round hence will prove an uphill challenge.
The team has been the Cinderella story of Albania with a similar story to that of Leicester City in England. In 2011, they were suiting up to play in their first season in the third tier now they are preparing to play champions league regulars Qarabag.
Brown had an exceptional season with Reno 1868 last year and picked up where he left off basically bagging a goal per game since the start of the new season. It was performances like these which drew us to the story initially and a few months later he’s now taking another big step in his career.
Brown will team up with Albanian striker Eraldo Çinaro who scored 6 goals across 21 appearances last season. The Perfect Pass spoke with the striker who is extremely fond of the new challenge ahead. He lamented that only the language barrier concerns him but regardless he will do his best as he usually does.
Brown has been a journeyman. He was the standout schoolboy footballer in 2010 and 2011 following which he represented Montego Bay United, then moved on to Harbour View FC where he topped the Red Stripe Premier League goal-scoring charts. He then had loan spells at MLS team Philadelphia Union then USL franchise Indy 11. Brown finally found a home in the city of Reno, Nevada, where he had been representing the local team Reno 1868 for the past two years. He takes on this new challenge with scores of accolades and awards, plus the drive, will and eagerness to achieve more. He was acquired for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.
Norando Brown – Contributing Writer