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Marsh, Seaton in squad for Saudi Arabia friendly

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
Chevon Marsh (foreground) being fouled by Xavian Virgo during a Premier League game in 2013.
Head coach Theodore Whitmore
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Chevone 'Messi' Marsh of Cavalier SC is the only newcomer named by the national senior team coach, Theodore Whitmore, for a friendly international against Saudi Arabia, set for October 7 in Riyadh.

Marsh is among a 20-man squad that will begin preparation for the upcoming fixture.

The 23-year-old midfielder spent loan periods at Ventor County Fusion and Kokkolan Pallovejkor in the Finnish League. He returned home during the summer and represented Cavalier in the opening Red Stripe Premier League game of the new season against Portmore United on Monday.

The former Calabar High schoolboy star in April 2016 went on a trial stint in Finland, which sparked controversy with the then Jamaica national team coach Winfried Sch‰fer, who wanted him for a friendly international with Chile.

Marsh opted to go to Finland and sign with Kokkolan Palloveikot in the Finnish Ykkonen league, but is now finally set to make his debut.

Michael Seaton, who made his debut for the senior team against Trinidad and Tobago as a 17-year-old on November 15, 2013, is back in the senior team squad.

He scored his first senior team international goal against St Lucia on March 5, 2014 and represents Maccabi Ahi Nazareth in Israel.

The striker also represented Jamaica at the Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 levels.

 

GOLD CUP CAMPAIGNERS IN SQUAD

 

The Reggae Boyz squad also has members of the squad that lost 2-1 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final against the United States in the final last July.

In a previous friendly inter-national, Jamaica was beaten 2-0 by Canada at the BMO Field in Toronto

Full squad: Michael Seaton, Ricardo Morris, Ewan Grandison, Ladel Richie, Alex Marshall, Oniel Fisher, Damion Lowe, Dwayne Miller, Damion Hyatt, Romario Williams, Jermaine Taylor, JeVaughn Watson, Shaun Francis, Kemar Lawrence, Marvin Morgan, Jamiel Hardware, Devon Williams, Fabian Reid, Rosario Harriott, and Chevone Marsh.