Goalkeeper Dwayne Miller and defender Javain Brown have been included within the Reggae Boyz’s squad as replacements for the following two video games.
Miller, a veteran goaltender, replaces Dillon Barnes, whereas Brown was referred to as up as an additional defender rather than striker Andre Grey. Each replacements are as a result of accidents.
Jamaica will subsequent be in motion within the CONCACAF Ultimate Spherical of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on Friday away to El Salvador at Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador at 9:00 pm.
They are going to then return dwelling on Saturday for subsequent Tuesday’s essential sport towards the US inside Kingston’s Nationwide Stadium, the place roughly 5000 spectators have been granted permission to attend.
The primary two dwelling video games towards Panama in September and Canada final month have been performed with out spectators.
The Reggae Boyz are at the moment in sixth place on 5 factors within the eight-team factors standings.
Mexico lead with 14, forward of the US on 11, Canada subsequent with 10, adopted by Panama on eight and Costa Rica on six. El Salvador have 5 and Honduras are backside on the pile on three factors.
In the meantime, the Jamaican delegation is anticipated to reach in San Salvador later tonight, offering extra coaching time for the technical employees.
The native contingent is anticipated to be joined by these travelling from Europe on the Norman Manley Worldwide Airport this night from the place they journey to San Salvador by way of a chartered flight.
Gamers based mostly elsewhere within the US and Central America will journey on to San Salvador.
The CONCACAF Octagonal is contested on a round-robin, home-and-away format with every group enjoying 14 matches.
The highest three on the finish earn automated passage to the 2022 World Cup Finals in Qatar, whereas the fourth-placed group heads to an intercontinental play-off for yet one more spot to the World Cup Finals.
Head Coach Theodore Whitmore had named his 24-man squad for the 2 video games earlier and it contains the return of English-based gamers Leon Bailey, Michail Antonio, and Ravel Morrison.
Bailey, 24, who performs for Aston Villa within the English Premier League, final performed for the Boyz on the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the summertime. He has recovered from a leg harm to characteristic in his membership’s final two league video games.
Antonio, 31, West Ham United’s high scorer this season with six objectives, declined to hitch up with the group final month as a result of his request to have his private physiotherapist journey with him at his expense was denied by Assistant Coach Paul Corridor. That deadlock has been settled and the participant is anticipated to journey along with his physiotherapist this time round.
The 28-year-old Morrison, of Derby County within the English Championship, has not performed for Jamaica since being pulled at halftime within the disastrous 3-0 embarrassment towards Panama in September.
Jamaica Reggae Boyz squad — Andre Blake, Jeadine White, Dwayne Miller, Liam Moore, Adrian Mariappa, Damion Lowe, Kemar Lawrence, Oniel Fisher, Gregory Leigh, Alvas Powell, Javain Brown, Anthony Grant, Ravel Morrison, Lamar Walker, Devon Williams, Je-Vaughn Watson, Bobby Reid, Junior Flemmings, Cory Burke, Javon East, Shamar Nicholson, Michail Antonio, Kemar Roofe, and Leon Bailey.
The delegation is accomplished by Baron Watson, head of the delegation; Theodore Whitmore, head coach; Paul Corridor, assistant coach; Merron Gordon, assistant coach; Warren Barrett, goalkeeper coach; Jason Henry, bodily coach; Lamar Morgan, bodily coach; Roy Simpson, group supervisor; Derrick McDowell, group physician; Rory Rhoden, masseur; Devin Lawson, masseur; Kevin Christie, physiotherapist; Norman Stone, gear supervisor; Omar Folkes, gear supervisor; Karl Thomas, chef; Sanford Carabin, efficiency video analyst; Earl Bailey, press officer.