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Reggae Boyz arrive for crucial CFU game

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 11:00 AMMarc Stamp

Jamaica men's national senior football team will engage Suriname in a top-of-the-table clash in Group One of the Scotia Bank CFU Caribbean Cup qualifiers to determine which team advance to the 2017 competition as well as the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

The game will be played on Sunday at the National Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.

Both teams are joint leaders in the three team group on three points apiece, so based on the competition's rule, it will be a play to the finish encounter.

The game was originally scheduled on October 5 at the Anthony Spaulding Complex in Trench Town, but rescheduled due to safety concerns regarding Hurricane Matthew.

Nine overseas based Reggae Boyz arrived in the island yesterday and will be joining the camp to begin preparation this morning at 8:00 to be followed by another session at 4 p.m. at the Stadium East Complex.

The overseas players are Damion Lowe, Omar Holness, Owayne Gordon, Shaun Francis, Ryan Thompson, Oneil Fisher, Cory Burke, Michael Binns and Romario Williams.

They joined local based players - Ladale Ritchie, Dwayne Amburseley, Allan Ottey, Dino Williams, Ewan Grandison, Andrew Vanzie, Rosario Harriott, Dicoy Williams and Rohan Richards.

Jamaica will look for their second win in the group as they had defeated Guyana 4-2 on October 11 in Guyana. The Guyanese are out of contention as they also went down to Suriname.

Meanwhile, tickets for the game will go on sale this Saturday, costing $1,500 for grandstand and $700 for bleachers. Outlets are: York Pharmacy in Half-Way Tree; Total service stations located at Stanton Terrace and Dunrobin Avenue; Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston; and Captain's Bakery and Grill in Downtown and Cross Roads.

Tickets will not be sold at the National Stadium venue.