Boyz depart for El Salvador, Costa Rica matches

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Jamaica's National Senior Men's football team is expected to assemble in El Salvador today ahead of the final Concacaf Nations League (CNL) qualifying match against the hosts on Saturday.

The Reggae Boyz are also down to contest a friendly international against Central American neighbours Costa Rica in San Jose next Tuesday.

The 35-strong Reggae Boyz contingent is expected to start arriving in San Salavador from about 6:00 am today when the Turkey-based Dever Orgill is scheduled to arrive.

Damion Lowe is slated to arrive at 1:35 pm from Norway, while the rest of the group will then touch down in three other batches. Jamaica Football Federation President Mike Ricketts and General Secretray Dalton Wint are slated to arrive with a group at 1:49 om, with another set of players down to arrive at 8:30 pm.

A group of 18 departing from Jamaica via Copa Airlines is slated to land at 10:25 pm after connecting through Panama. This group includes the technical and support staff as well as eight players.

The Concacaf Nations League fixture is scheduled for Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador at 9:00 pm on Saturday.

Jamaica are currently in fifth place with maximum nine points from three rounds of matches. They have a plus 11 goal difference. Curacao (plus 21), Haiti (plus 16), Cuba (plus 14) and Canada (plus 14) are also on maximum nine points from three games but with superior goal difference to Jamaica.

El Salvador are in 13th place on six points and are currently out of contention for a place in League A and Gold Cup qualification.

The Jamaicans need to finish in the top six to guarantee themselves a place in League A of Nations League and in the top 10 for a Gold Cup berth.

Meanwhile, the Boyz will hop across to Costa Rica to a friendly international at Estadio Nacional de San Jose next Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

Squad — Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), Amal Knight (UWI FC), Jeadine White (Humble Lion), Fabion McCarthy (UWI FC), Alvas Powell (FC Cincinnati), Damion Lowe (IK Start), Corey Burke (Philadelphia Union), Darren Mattocks (FC Cincinnati), Michael Hector (Sheffield Wednesday FC), Ladale Richie (Mount Pleasant FA), Kemae Lawrence (New York Red Bulls), Shaun Francis (Louisville FC), Devon Williams (Louisville FC), Je-Vaughn Watson (Unattached), Kevon Lambert (Phoenix Rising FC), Junior Flemmings (Phoenix Rising FC), Javon East (Portmpre United), Ricardo Morris (Portmore United), Dever Orgill (MKE Ankaragucu), Peter Vassell (Los Angeles FC), Brian Brown (Reno 1868 FC), Maalique Foster (Rio Grande Valley FC), Jamoi Topey (Bethlehem Steele).

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