'Tuffy' Anderson, Marlon King in 27-man Reggae Boyz training squad
Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
Jamaica's national senior men's football coach, Winfried 'Winnie' Schafer has included popular local striker Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson in a 27-man training squad in preparation for the country's two upcoming CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.
Schafer, was appointed last July following the resignation of Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore after four consecutive losses in this hexagonal stage.
He has selected the squad from which a final 23 or 24 will travel to Panama on Thursday morning for the game a day later.
The training squad was named at a press conference at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) office in New Kingston this afternoon.
They are scheduled to have a practice session tonight at the Stadium East.
The team will also train Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. each day before the final team is named.
Anderson, who won the leading goalscorer award in the local Red Stripe Premier League in back-to-back seasons, but was ignored by Whitmore, has been given an opportunity to show his worth to the new coaching staff.
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Coming back into the squad are Marlon King, Chris Humphrey and Luton Shelton, who were dropped by Whitmotre for various reasons.
Wes Morgan, captain of English Championship team Leicester City and Shaun Cummings of Reading are the only newcomers in the Reggae Boyz squad.
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