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U-23 footballers to intensify preparation

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Davion Thorpe

Jamaica's national Under-23 squad, which is gearing up for their Olympic qualifiers in Suriname next month, will intensify their preparation with three practice games.

The squad returned to training on Monday and will remain in camp until the final 18-man squad is selected for departure on August 1. The team, which trained at St George's College yesterday, will journey to Brooks Park in Manchester tomorrow where they will face a Manchester High School squad, with several guest players, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

The team will then tackle Seba United and Highgate, two teams which both gained promotion to next season's premier league. They will face Seba on July 24 at Jarrett Park in a 4 p.m. encounter.

They will then take on St Mary-based outfit Highgate at Gray's Inn on July 27 in a 3 p.m. kick-off.

Their attention will then be turned to the qualifiers, which will see them play St Vincent and the Grenadines on August 3; the Cayman Islands on August 5; and host nation Suriname on August 7.

The full squad reads:

Goalkeepers: André Blake (Sporting Central), Gariece McPherson (Portmore), Kemar Foster (Fraser's Whip) and Richard Trench (U-17).

Defenders: Leaunghn Williams and Christopher Banner (Sporting Central), Oniel Fisher (Harbour View), Theo Brown and Jason Watson (Waterhouse), Keithy Simpson, Andrae Campbell and Richard Allen (Portmore United) and Jabeur Johnson (Arnett Gardens).

Midfielders: Davion Thorpe (Reno), Andrew Vanzie and Ewan Grandison (Portmore), Neco Brett (Fraser's Whip), Demar Lawrence (Humble Lion) and Romeo Parkes.

Forwards: Alanzo Adlam (Portmore), Andrae Bernal (UWI), André Clennon (Waterhouse), Darren Mattocks and Kemal Malcolm (overseas based), Peter Morris (Humble Lion) and Dervin Campbell (Sandals Whitehouse).