JFF explains match days; calls for support
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has moved to explain the reasons for the dates of the two friendly international matches for the men's national senior team against Venezuela (Friday) and Cuba (tonight).
In a release issued yesterday, the JFF said it was reminding "patrons that dates for international friendly matches are set by the international governing body for football, the FIFA, and are set years in advance".
The release continued: "It is only on these FIFA-sanctioned dates that countries can get their international players.
"The JFF has profound respect for the annual track and field championships (Champs) and had a choice to either not have a game or to play in the Second City, Montego Bay. Playing would allow the coach to continue preparations for upcoming participation in Copa America and the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
It concluded: "The JFF is calling on all fans to come out and support the team at the game."
Tickets are on sale at Fontana Pharmacy, Western Sports, Captain's Bakery, Rubis service station, Howard Cooke Boule-vard Texaco, Fairview Cars
to Go (one minute from the stadium on match day).