Veteran Midfielder Given Second Chance to Represent Reggae Boyz

Author: Neil-Monticelli Harley-Rüdd
Author: Neil-Monticelli Harley-Rüdd

Williamson drafted in for Jamaica’s World Cup qualifiers

Lee Trevor Williamson has been summoned to bolster Jamaica’s midfield as the Reggae Boyz go head-to-head in their bid to reach next year’s World Cup finals. 

The 33-year-old Blackburn Rovers ace was part of the 28-player Jamaica squad selected by the head coach Rene Simoes in May 2008, but the British-born star missed out because of injury and had been overlooked for international until now. Williamson, who was plying his trade alongside the Boyz influential Adrian Mariappa at Watford from 2007-2009, can operate equally well in central midfield or as a zippy winger that will add depth in the back-to-back games against Nicaragua. 

The Boyz host Nicaragua at Kingston’s National Stadium in the 1st leg of their World Cup qualifier on September 4 with the return contest in Nicaragua four days later. 


Coach Winfried Schäfer has his usual North American-based faces to rely on that include Vancouver Whitecaps hot-shot Darren Mattocks, Demar Phillips and Je-Vaughn Watson. 

Other familiar faces in the squad, riding high after their historic run to the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, are Giles Barnes, Deshorn Brown, Andre Clennon, Simon Dawkins, Joel Grant, Hughan Gray, Michael Hector, Christopher Humphrey, Duwayne Kerr, Mariappa, Dwayne Miller and Romeo Parkes.

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