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Marlon King arrives, ready for Reggae Boyz battle

Published:Monday | September 2, 2013 | 6:34 PM

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer



National striker Marlon King who retired from international football last year, arrived in Jamaica today.




He has vowed to do his best to help the Reggae Boyz qualify for next year’s FIFA World Cup, set to take place in Brazil.



King's arrival comes ahead of the Reggae Boyz crucial CONCACAF qualifiers against Panama, in Panama City on Friday.



“I was asked to come out of retirement and it’s a new setup now and we are trying to move forward to try and have a chance to qualify for the World Cup 2014,” King said.



The 33-year-old King who has scored 12 goals in 22 appearances for Jamaica, is regarded as a top striker, but has had a troubled relationship with the national team.



King was ignored by former head coach Theodore Whitmore after serving a two-match suspension for violating team curfew rules during a friendly match against Panama in May last year.



“What has gone, is in the past, and there is no point in discussing what is in the past and it's time to move forward now, King added.



Also arriving with King were, Jermaine Johnson, Rodolph Austin, Llody Doyley, Chris Humphery, Joel McAnuff, Marvin Elliot, Wes Morgan, Shaun Cummings and Theo Robinson.



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