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Simoes names squad to face Costa Rica

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2008 | 11:54 AM

New Technical Director, Rene Simoes has named a strong 38-member squad including 14 overseas based players to prepare for the upcoming friendly international football game against Costa Rica.

The match will take place at the National Stadium on February 6.

Jamaican international player Marlon King returns to the squad for the first time in a year.

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) on February 5 2007, banned King for two years.

However, the disciplinary ban on the striker was lifted on November 7, after a new executive body took over the JFF.

The overseas based players also include Bolton Wanderers Ricardo Gardner, Stoke City’s Ricardo Fuller, Sheffield United’s Luton Shelton and veteran Ian Goodison of Tranmere Rovers.

Among the local based invitees are nine new players.

The camp with the local based players will begin on January 28 and continues to February 1.

At the end of the camp, nine local based players will join the overseas based players for the final squad.