Jamaica senior men’s football team manager Roy Simpson says that they are determined to assemble as balanced a squad as possible for their international friendly matches against hosts Saudi Arabia next month. The Reggae Boyz are scheduled to end their eight-month hiatus from international football against the “Green Falcons” as they start their preparations for FIFA World Cup final-round qualifiers next year.
After being forced to cancel a number of friendly matches due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have secured two international games against five-time World Cup qualifiers Saudi Arabia in the Middle Eastern country on November 14 and 17. General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation Dalton Wint, in welcoming the assignments, said the matches would officially kick-start their ‘Road to Qatar 2022’ World Cup qualifying campaign.
With the current general secretary, Garth Gayle, contesting for the position of president of the JAAA, Davis is the first person to step up to fill the vacancy and told the Observer, “the position calls for someone who has time and I have all the time on my hands to dedicate to the job”. Davis joins Olympic champion Donald Quarrie and result systems operator Wayne Long who have so far indicated their willingness to serve on the new executive.