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JFF’s Pursuit of Mason Greenwood Persists Amidst World Cup Preparations

JFF President Michael Ricketts (left) and Mason Greenwood

As the Reggae Boyz gear up for their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to bolster the team’s attacking prowess.

One of their main targets is England-born midfielder Mason Greenwood, whose potential addition could significantly enhance Jamaica’s chances on the global stage.

Greenwood, a 22-year-old talent, has already earned a solitary cap for England. However, recent legal troubles and subsequent fallout with his club, Manchester United, have left his international future uncertain.

Despite the turbulent period, Greenwood remains eligible to represent Jamaica through his father, Andrew, under FIFA’s regulations governing nationality switches.


The JFF has been actively pursuing the talented midfielder, seeing him as a valuable asset to reinforce their squad ahead of the upcoming qualifiers.

In a statement to the Jamaica Observer, JFF President Michael Ricketts expressed optimism about Greenwood’s potential recruitment, highlighting the ongoing efforts to navigate logistical challenges.

Ricketts emphasised Greenwood’s versatility, proficiency with both feet, and his capacity to significantly bolster Jamaica’s attacking options.

“We are still waiting on some logistical issues,” Ricketts stated. “I know that he is still interested, and we are still working. It’s a work in progress, and we are still optimistic and hopeful.”

Greenwood’s on-field contributions have been notable, particularly during his loan spell at LaLiga club Getafe this season, where he has notched six goals in 25 appearances.

His ability to operate effectively across various attacking positions would undoubtedly add an extra dimension to Jamaica’s offensive capabilities.

While Greenwood’s potential switch to represent Jamaica awaits finalisation, Ricketts affirmed the coaching staff’s commitment to securing his services.


With the World Cup qualifying tournament set to commence on June 6 against the Dominican Republic, the anticipation surrounding Greenwood’s potential inclusion continues to build within Jamaican football circles.

“He will certainly make a positive impact once he is here,” Ricketts affirmed. “So the coach [Heimir Hallgrimsson] and manager [Roy Simpson] are working on it. He would certainly boost the attacking part of our football because I think he is good on either side of the field, so he would really be impactful if we were to get him.”

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