[Sharingbuttons]The Jamaica reggae boyz national football team went to Barbados for a summer friendly where the game ended in stalemate vs the home side. After going down 2-0 in th first half Jamaica fought back to complete the entertaining match 2-2. Its noted that the reggae boyz played the more attractive football however was less clinical when in front of the goal.
Having missed a penalty in the 48th-minute Jamaica still managed to pull one back with 10 minutes remaining, the boyz then finally pulled level on the 86th-minute via a spot kick from Vassell, unquestionably Jamaica’s most impressive player on the field.
Last friday Jamaica hammered Grenada 5-1 which seemed to be a much easier opponent.
Coach Whitmore had the following to say after the match “We need to be a bit more organised and compact regardless of the opponents and concentrate on closing down players much more quickly as well as decision-making in the final third of the field.”
When asked about Vassell: “We’ve seen him grow over a number of games he has played for the national team. The question for me now is how far does Peter-Lee Vassell want to go from here because we tend to see a lot of players believe that they have “reached” where they want and take their foot off the pedal – but I have to encourage him to keep his head in the right place going forward.”
The Reggae Boyz are scheduled to tackle Ecuador in New Jersey in a couple weeks on 7 September then on the 9th at Kingston’s National Stadium against Cayman Islands for the CONCACAF Nations League.