Barnes picks 18
Published: Thursday | May 21, 2009
Four Reggae Boyz could make their international debut against Haiti in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday, as they were named in head coach John Barnes' 18-man squad yesterday.
The four are forwards Keammar Daley, Navion Boyd and Nicholas Addlery, and midfielder Michael Campbell of Boys' Town. Of the four, the 30-year-old Campbell is the eldest and has represented Jamaica at the Under-20 level, while the 27-year-old Addlery has worn the national colours previously at the Under-20 and Under-23 levels.
Daley - who has played for the country at all age-group levels and was a key part of the country's silver medal-winning football team at the 2007 Pan-Am Games in Brazil - and Boyd have played for the national team on a tour of Brazil but not against another country.
Also included in the squad is the tough-tackling Harbour View midfielder Richard Edwards, who was previously capped by former technical director Bora Milutinovic.
Senior group member
Tranmere Rovers' defender, Ian Goodison, is the most senior member of the group, while Jamaica Under-20 representative Andrae Campbell is the youngest member. The 19-year-old impressed during the country's Under-20 World Cup qualifying campaign, especially in the final stage in Tobago.
Squad: Goalkeepers - Shawn Sawyers (Portmore United), Dwayne Miller (Harbour View). Defenders - Claude Davis (Derby County, UK), Damion Stewart (Queen's Park Rangers, UK), Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers, UK), Adrian Reid (Portmore United), Andre Campbell (Portmore United), Rafe Wolfe (Ferencvaros, HUNGARY). Defenders/Midfielders - Eric Vernon (Portmore United), Oraine Simpson (Tivoli Gardens). Midfielders - Richard Edwards (Harbour View), Michael Campbell (Boys' Town), Jason Morrison (Ferencvaros, HUNGARY). Wolry Wolfe (Ferencvaros, HUNGARY); Forwards - Keammar Daley (Meadhaven United), Navion Boyd (Tivoli Gardens), Roland Dean (Tivoli Gardens) and Nicholas Addlery (Puerto Rico Islanders).