Jamaica Get Second Shot To Beat Antigua & Barbuda
Reggae Boyz bid to find rhythm in return friendly
Theodore Whitmore is expected to shake up his starting line-up when Jamaica tackle hosts Antigua & Barbuda next month aiming to avenge Sunday’s tame draw.
Jamaica head coach Whitmore was shocked at his side’s tepid effort at Kingston’s National Stadium last weekend, their first home game for two years, when Antigua & Barbuda snatched a stoppage time equaliser.
Although Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz managed to draw 1-1 it was a pitiful performance from a side that had been expected to roll past such minnows having propelled themselves to the lofty heights of FIFA-ranked world no.49.
And Antigua & Barbuda will fancy their chances of going one shot better at the Sir Vivien Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua by beating Jamaica on home territory.
However, it was reported that allegedly two people connected with the Antigua & Barbuda national football club were arrested at Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport on Monday after ganja was allegedly found in their luggage as they attempted to board their flight.
Police confirmed the development but remain tight-lipped about confirming the media reports that the individuals involved were members of the Antigua & Barbuda squad that faced Jamaica on Sunday.
Before the Reggae Boyz take on their away friendly in Antigua they face another trip next month with St. Kitts & Nevis hosts on April 26.
Whitmore, who is preparing his Boyz for the CONCACAF Nations League that kicks off in September, explained: “The best way for the technical staff to assess the quality that they will bring to a competitive tournament are these games, which will reveal all aspects of the players readiness for stiff competition – both on the field and off the field.”
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