By Daraine Luton, Freelance Writer
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Carl Brown and a number of his Reggae Boyz left the island yesterday morning for a five-day training camp in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The local and English-based players, with the exception of Gerald Neil and Marlon King, left the island yesterday morning for Fort Lauderdale where they are to be joined by American-based footballers Damani Ralph, Fabian Taylor, Andy Williams, Craig Ziadie and Tyrone Marshall.
King and Neil flew out last night.
The 22-man squad for the Florida camp preparing for this weekend's crucial match reads: Donovan Ricketts, Aaron Lawrence (goalkeepers), Ian Goodison, Claude Davis, Damion Stewart, Tyrone Marshall, Garfield Reid, Gerald Neil, Craig Ziadie (defenders), Fabian Davis, Ricardo Gardner, Richard Langley, Micah Hyde, Cornel Chin-Sue, Theodore Whitmore, Andy Williams, Jermaine Johnson (midfielders), Deon Burton, Fabian Taylor, Damani Ralph, Marlon King and Ricardo Fuller (strikers).
A number of players who participated in the Unity Cup against Nigeria and the Republic of Ireland in London last week, are not included in the squad for the first World Cup qualifier. They are English-based players Darren Byfield, Damien Francis, Barry Hayles and Kevin Lisbie, and homeboy Jonathan Williams of National Premier League outfit Arnett Gardens.
In the Unity Cup tournament, the Reggae Boyz came up empty handed after being beaten 2-0 by Nigeria and 1-0 by the Republic of Ireland.
The Jamaicans have played three other internationals since January, all of which took place at the National Stadium.
They scored two victories, 3-0 over South American countries Uruguay and 2-1 against Venezuela, and drew 2-2 with Central America's Honduras.
Meanwhile, Haiti have been preparing in Miami since January and lost one game in nine outings. They have drawn once with the United States and 3-3 with El Salvador on May 13.
Haiti earned the right to play Jamaica after trouncing Turks and Caicos Islands 7-0 on aggregate.