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Jamaican midfielder heads to Sunderland

Published:Thursday | April 3, 2008 | 3:01 PM

Jamaican midfielder, Akeem Brown is scheduled to depart from the Norman Manley International Airport at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday for a one-week training stint with English Premier League club Sunderland.

Seven other Caribbean players are also departing from Jamaica for Sunderland.

They are Joseph Guemsley and Renaud Brisley from Haiti, Gerard Williams and Devaughn Elliot from St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname’s Emilio Limon, and Leston Paul, Andrew Murray of Guyana.

Jamaican-born John Barnes chose the players after the staging of a one-month Under-20 football clinic sponsored by Digicel.

The clinic started in January in Guyana.

It took the former Liverpool and England winger, Barnes to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Suriname, St. Kitts and Nevis, Haita, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica.