Jamaica (pictured) gathers for a team photo prior to an under-17 friendly against visiting Canada on November 27, 2016, in Kingston, Jamaica.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica under-17 national team head coach Andrew Edwards has called a 25-player squad to a camp that will feature five matches against parish sides from Thursday through Sunday.
The Reggae Boyz are preparing for the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, which will be played April 21-May 7, 2017, in Panama.
“We had some stern tests against the United States and Canada recently,” said Edwards. “With these games against the Parish teams I believe it will help our team develop agility as well as how sharp we are on and off the ball. In Panama, we will be playing a match every three days, so we need to get in the mind set to play as much as possible.”
Jamaica is scheduled to face St.Thomas (January 5); St. Ann and St. Mary (both January 7); Trelawny and St. James (both January 8).
GOALKEEPERS: Tajay Griffiths (Royal Lakes), Matthew Levy (Miramar United/USA), Daniel Russell (Hill Stars), Jeadine White (Cavalier)
DEFENDERS: Calwayne Allen (Waddadah), Calvin Gardener (Cornwall College), Kimanni Gibbons (Portmore United), Akeem Murray (Brown’s Town FC), Nickashe Murray (Cavaliers), Casseam Priestly (Santos FC), Shane Ricketts (Reno FC), Janoi Simpson (Manchester High), Jahmoi Topey (Portmore United)
MIDFIELDERS: Shaquille Cain (Porus), Garnett Hudson (Wadadah FC), Marlando Maxwell (Manchester High), Jamari Morrison (Portmore United), Trayvon Reid (Tivoli Gardens), Lamar Walker (Portmore United)
FORWARDS: Nicque Daley (Harbour View), Chad Letts (Philadelphia Union/USA), Ricardo McIntosh (Portmore United), Joel Nicholson (Parkland SC/USA), Kaheem Parris (Cavalier), Omar Thompson (Cavalier)