The Reggae Boy's Train rolls again...


By: Devon Anderson and Dwight Fraser

reggae_boyz.jpgJamaica's senior Reggae Boys will entertain El-Salvador and Guatemala at The Office this Sunday, November 18. Then on Wednesday the 21st the teams will come together once again to participate in international friendlies, arranged by the new Jamaican Football Federation (JFF) President Captain Horace Burrell.

Burrell chose former Reggae Boy Theodore Whitmore, who captained his team at the 1998 World Cup in France, to be the interim coach for these two games with Bradly Stewart holding down the post of assistant.

However it has been said in the media and many a football circle that the president's intention is to re-introduce Brazilian Rene Simoes, the coach who took Jamaica's Reggae Boys to World Cup in '98, as the one who will take over at the helm.

Since his new appointment as head of JFF administration Captain Burrell has sacked Velibor Bora' Mulutinovic as National Technical Director citing a breach of contract. Mulutinovic, whose appointment was under the previous administration with a four year deal - said to be worth one million US dollars per annum, had completed the first year of the contract at the time of his dismissal.

The Reggae Boys currently rank 103 on the latest Coca Cola/FIFA ranking and they are now expected to demonstrate their ascendancy in the quest to be that respectable and credible Caribbean opponent they once were.

The Jamaican fans are hungry for 'The Boys' who last played at The Office on July 2nd, in a one nil loss to Chile.

The Tappa Whitmore line up should include the overseas based Khari Stephenson, Ricardo 'Bibby' Gardner, Luton Shelton, Ricardo 'Willy Boo' Fuller, Damion 'Stew Peas' Stewart, Ian 'Pepe' Goodison and Jermaine 'Teddy' Johnson along with scores of local players.

These two games form part of the push towards preparing to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, in South Africa.