THE EDITOR, Sir:
Thanks to guest columnist Kwadwo Bonsu for an honest look at Jamaican football (Tackle flaws of Jamaican football, Gleaner, Septem-ber 16, 2013). Accurate and true!
The statement, "Currently, most of our footballers can play football, but don't know how to play" is spot on and is true at all levels, scrimmage or organised.
Technically, we are lacking because, at the youth level, when development is easiest, the kids do not get enough good touches of the ball. Tactically, when I watch Jamaicans play I see 10 one-on-one games.
Like Bonsu said, there's no off-the-ball running, no attacking support (maybe because the 'baller' is unwilling to share, or players being lazy, or maybe they just don't know what to do) and, even worse, there is absolutely no team defending.