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Soccer: Cubans monopolize prizes in the main league of Costa Rica

The Cuban soccer players Marcel Hernández and Luis Paradela were chosen this Tuesday as the best foreign players of the Clausura 2022 and Apertura 2021 tournaments, respectively, of the first division of Costa Rica.

According to a report from the agency Latin Press (PL), at the gala award to the best soccer players of the Central American nation, divided into the two local tournaments, Marcel also obtained the Scorer award, with 16, and best player of Clausura 2022; as well as recognition for having become the top foreign scorer in the first division of Costa Rica, with 95.

The Cartaginés team, in which the Havana striker plays, received the parchment as national champion of the 2022 Closing Tournament, thus breaking a losing streak of 81 years without bringing a Cup to the showcase of the team founded in 1906. Likewise, the coach Carthaginian Geiner Segura and his goalkeeper Kevin Briceño deserved full honors in each of their positions in Clausura 2022, the source points out.

For the chronicle and the Costa Rican sports press, the Cuban Marcel Hernández was the great honoree with his four statuettes, for which the striker was generally grateful, since these awards are more for everyone than for him, emphasizes PL.

As for the 2021 Opening Tournament, fellow Cuban Luis Javier Paradela, who played in that tournament with the Santos Guapiles club shirt, was chosen as the best foreign player in the tournament due to his good performance, which propelled the club to its good results.

The also Cuban attacker Luis Paradela became since the end of last June a player for Deportivo Saprisa, one of the most emblematic clubs in the football Costa Rican and has thousands of followers throughout the geography of the South American nation.

Paradela, a member of the island’s national team, signed a contract for the next three seasons and became the first Cuban player to wear a jersey from the Tibaseño team, in addition to being the first from the purple team for the next season that will officially begin on July 20.

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