Jamaica’s national football team, the Reggae Boyz, has seen two of its standout players, goalkeeper Andre Blake and striker Shamar Nicholson, earn well-deserved spots in the coveted Concacaf League ‘A’ Best Eleven.
The recognition follows their exceptional performances in the recent two-legged Concacaf Nations League quarter-final clash against Canada.
Blake’s goalkeeping heroics were on full display in both legs against Canada, where he exhibited unmatched reflexes and agility.
The shot-stopper made an impressive four clearances and eight crucial saves, including two remarkable stops from point-blank range early in the first half of the second leg at BMO Field in Toronto.
Speaking after Tuesday’s game, Blake expressed confidence, stating, “We’re just getting started.”
On the attacking front, striker Shamar Nicholson left an indelible mark by scoring three of Jamaica’s four goals against Canada, including a sensational brace in the return leg.
Nicholson’s clinical finishing was complemented by his exceptional passing accuracy, completing more than 95 percent of his passes.
With nine career goals in the Concacaf Nations League, Nicholson has proven himself as a formidable force in the competition.
The Best Eleven also features a formidable defensive lineup, including Alvin Jones from Trinidad and Tobago, Antonee Robinson from the United States, and Michael Murillo from Panama.
The midfield is commanded by a talented trio, with Mexicans Edson Alvarez and Luis Chavez partnering with Adalberto Carrasquilla of Panama and Gio Reyna of the United States.
Completing the attacking trio alongside Nicholson are Luis Palma of Honduras and Jose Fajardo of Panama.
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