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Jamaica begins preparations

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2016 | 1:00 AMMarc Stamp
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Jamaica will start a training camp in preparation for a historic appearance at the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Futsal Championship to be held in Havana, Cuba, January 22-26.

A 16-man squad was named by player/coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore to start training today at the National Indoors Sports Centre.

A total of eight teams, divided into two groups, will participate in the CFU tournament.

Group One comprises: Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, CuraÁao and Guyana, while Group Two features host Cuba, Guadeloupe, Jamaica and St Maarten.

Jamaica is scheduled to face Guadeloupe on January 22 in the opening game at the Sala Polivalente Kid Chocolate Complex in Cuba.

The top three from the CFU will advance to the CONCACAF Championship on May 8-15 in Costa Rica. After that, the top four will advance to the 2016 World Futsal Championship.

The training squad is: Anthony Marks, Savian Maxwell, Loran Lewis, Jason Wint, Theodore Whitmore, Fabian Taylor, Edsel Scott, Ramone Sibley, Jerome Haughton, David Swaby, Marcelino Blackburn, Shavar Blake, Marvin Morgan, Michily Waul, Donovan Carey and Kemeel Wolfe.