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Jamaica international Dever Orgill (pictured) has been playing his club football in Finland (Photo: Mexsport)

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Dever Orgill believes Jamaica possess the quality that can see it advance to the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

The Reggae Boyz, however, are in a very difficult position, needing to avoid defeat against host Panama on Friday to have any hope of staying alive in Group B.

“I am truly looking forward to these two games coming up against Panama and Haiti,” said Orgill, a forward with Finland’s IFK Mariehamn. “I do believe Jamaica will get through to the final round. We just have to work together as a team and play these next two games with full focus and with a winning mentality.

“We have the quality players to make the impact, so all we need to do know is find the ball in the back of the net consistently.” 

The 26-year-old Orgill, who has been described as a “goal scorer” by head coach Winfried Schafer, has played at every level for Jamaica since debuting with the under-17s in 2005. Two years later, he captained the squad to a win over the USA in the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, scoring a goal and creating two others. 

That moment was a source of motivation in his career. 

“For me, internationally, this is the best moment of my career so far,” Orgill finished. “I use this to spur me on. I now want to create more memories like this and getting wins against Panama and Haiti will truly be even bigger moments for my career. Yes, I may be doing well club wise and scoring goals, but internationally…this is my focus right now and I am eager to Friday night to make my mark.” 

Orgill has earned eight caps for Jamaica.

 
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