Marlon King & Tuffy Anderson in Reggae Boyz Provisional Squad

Coach  Winfried  Schaffer  will  get  the  first  opportunity  to  have   a  good  look  at  his  squad  when  they  have  the  first  full  training  session  ahead  of  Friday’s  CONCACAF  Hexagonal  round  World  Cup  qualifier  against  Panama.

This  follows  the  squad’s  light  workout  yesterday   after  the  announcement  of  the  27  member  squad   for  the  gamers   against  Panama  and  Costa  Rica.

Winfried Schaefer Jamaica Reggae BoyzTop local marksman Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson of Waterhouse  was   missing  from  the  light  workout  following  a  communication  glitch  with  his  club  which  resulted  in  him  being  unaware  that  he  was  a  part  of  the  squad.

Anderson the back to back National Premier League MVP is  among five local based players in the squad  which  will be trimmed to 24 following training tomorrow evening.


Among the five are first time invitee Kemar Lawrence of Harbour View, Woolry Wolfe of Humble Lion, Adrian Reid of Portmore and Cavalier goalkeeper Garice McPherson.

The squad features new faces in Leicester City  captain  Wes  Morgan  and  Shaun  Cummins of  Reading while Chris Humphrey who now plays  for  Preston  North-End  has  been  recalled along  with the  controversial  Marlon King. Both  were  axed  last  year  ahead  of  the  start  of  the  World  Cup  qualifiers  in Panama  for  breaking  curfew.

Luton Shelton who was also dropped for the last three matches has been included.

The remainder of the squad reads Adrian Marriappa, Jermaine Taylor, Alvas Powell, Daniel Gordon, Marvin Elliot, Obrian Woodbine, Rudolph Austin, Lloyd Doyley, Jobi McAnuff, Gareth Mcleary, Theo Robinson, Donovan Ricketts, Duane Miller, Jermaine Johnson, Jermaine Beckford, Ryan Johnson and Darren Mattocks.

The  players  arrived  in  the  island  yesterday   and  will  travel  to  Panama  on  Thursday  on  a    chartered  flight   for  the    bottom  of  the  table  clash.

Jamaica  is  at  the  foot  of  the  group  with  two  points,  while  Panama  sits  second  from  bottom  on  6. The  USA  lead  the  way  with  13  points, two  ahead  of  Costa  Rica  on  11 with  Mexico on  8  and  Honduras  on  7.

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