Reggae Boyz kick off busy 6 weeks of international engagements May 25 | Loop Jamaica

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Jamaica’s senior men’s football team, the Reggae Boyz, will be engaged in several games at the international level over the next six to eight weeks, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has announced.

The Boyz will first play two international friendlies in Spain against Catalonia on May 25 and the Basque Country on May 27.

A press release from the JFF said the games will offer opportunities to look at new players, mainly from Europe.

“These new players, depending on the assessment of the technical staff, could play a role in the short, medium or long term plans (of the JFF) and meet the objective of incorporating new players in our roster as early as possible in a new four-year cycle,” said the press release.

The JFF said the crucial Nations League games versus Suriname away on June 4, and at home on June 7, along with the June 14 game at home to Concacaf kingpin Mexico, will be aimed at maximising points for the 2023 Gold Cup Qualification. The JFF said the games will also help the team to continue to build on its style of play, FIFA ranking, team chemistry and a winning mentality.

Also during the period, Jamaica will play an international friendly against Uruguay away on June 11.

“In addition to assisting with Nations League preparation based on the quality of that opposition, (the game) will open opportunities for outstanding premier league players offering them growth through international football,” the release further stated.

“Undoubtedly, it will be an exciting two months with the eyes of the technical staff focused fully on the future.”