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Reggae Boyz depart for Carib Cup

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
National forward Shamar Nicholson.

Jamaica's 20-man senior football team departed yesterday for Martinique where the final stage of the ScotiaBank Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Caribbean Cup is scheduled. The Reggae Boyz, looking to atone for last week's 3-1 international friendly loss to Peru on South American soil, will meet French Guiana in the tournament's semi final at the Stade Pierre in Fort-De-France at 5pm, Jamaica time, on Thursday.

Twelve local club based players are selected in the squad by head coach Theodore Whitmore as the Jamaica Football Federation continues to support the development of home grown talent.

The local players are Damion Hyatt (Arnett Gardens), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View), Ladale Ritchie (Montego Bay United), Javain Brown (Harbour View), Jamie Robinson (the University of the West Indies FC), Jermaine Johnson (Tivoli Gardens), Ewan Grandison (Portmore United), Shawn Genus (Reno), Michael Binns (Portmore United), Ricardo Morris (Portmore), Owayne Gordon (Montego Bay United), Shamar Nicholson (Boys' Town).

Among the overseas players are Dwayne Miller, Oneil Fisher, Damion Lowe, Sergio Campbell, Shaun Francis, Junior Flemmings, Kevon Lambert and Cory Burke.

The officials include Gregory Daley (head of delegation), Theodore Whitmore (head coach), Jerome Waite (assistant coach), Warren Barrett (goalkeeping coach), Lamar Morgan (physical trainer), Roy Simpson (manager), Dr Derrick McDowell (team doctor), Ashauna Davis (physiotherapist), Garome Brown (masseur) and Norman Stone (equipment manager).

The Jamaicans will look to face the winner of the other semi final between Martinique and Curacao, if they beat French Guiana and advance to Sunday's final.