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Reggae Boyz get analysis boost ahead of qualifiers

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2016 | 3:00 AMShayne Fairman
WISYNCO Group's Director of marketing, Francois Chalifour (left), makes a symbolic presentation to Reggae Boyz coach Winfried Schäfer (second right) and Assistant Coach Miguel Coley (right), while Sponsorship and Events Manger, Wisynco Group, Jermaine Brown looks on at the Jamaica Football Federation office yesterday. WISYNCO has provided access to analysis software InStat to the Reggae Boyz for 10 games.

The Reggae Boyz will now be able to better prepare themselves from a tactical perspective after receiving access to one of the world's leading analysis software InStat, was provided by the Wisynco Group yesterday.

The computer programme will allow coach Winfried Sch‰efer and his technical team to assess their rivals through the gathering of real-time information and statistics; fully analyse the performances of their own players in key areas; and present data, which will help in their overall preparation.

The presentation, which was packaged for access to 10 games, took place at the Jamaica Football Federation's New Kingston secretariat yesterday.

The software will immediately become available to the technical staff.

The benefits of InStat's services include the ability to look on the team's past performances, as well as to study key players and what impact they have on the team's playing system.

It will also provide full reports on each players, including how many tackles and passes are attempted and completed successfully and distance covered, among other things important to statistical values.

FranÁois Chalifour, director of marketing for the Wisynco Group, was on hand to make the presentation yesterday.

"It's impossible to reach the levels of competitiveness that the Reggae Boyz need to have without the help of data that I am sure their competitors have. If we don't have the same data that they have, we are already starting at a disadvantage, so we are very happy to be supporting the team with this," he said.

According to Chalifour, the boost comes at a good time ahead of the Reggae Boyz key World Cup qualifiers.

"We should support the Reggae Boyz and see them beat Costa Rica later this month and then try to qualify for Russia," he added.

His organisation will be financing the programme for a total of 10 matches.

Roy Simpson, Reggae Boyz team manager, credited Wisynco's support, and in so doing, recalled that the software was used by the Boyz during the CONCACAF Gold Cup last year.

"We used it to our advantage and we were able to scout every single team that we played, and from a tactical point, nullify whatever they were doing," said Simpson.