Rousseau gets debut call-up ahead of Reggae Boyz Nations League campaign

By August 26, 2019

Portmore United player Emilio Rousseau, for the first time in his career, is in the mix to represent the Reggae Boyz as the team gets ready to play in the CONCACAF Nations League Group Stage in September.

The Reggae Boyz will begin their group stage campaign with a game against Antigua and Barbuda and then against Guyana in September.

Rousseau will be joined by the returning Corey Burke as names that were absent from recent friendlies.

Goalkeeper Jeadine White makes the squad along with players like Kevon Reid, Amal Knight, Fabion McCarthy, Ladale Richie, Daniel Green, Kemar Bennett, Ajeanie Talbott, Andre Lewis, Tevin Shaw, Alex Marshall, Leonard Rankine, Kaheem Parris, Clifton Woodbine, Nicholas Hamilton, Kevaughn Isaacs, and Shaquille Dyer.

Reggae Boyz coach, Theodore Whitmore is investing a lot in this squad, the former player, saying his charges upcoming matches have huge significance to their World Cup bid.

“It is important that that then edn of the group phase the country finishes in the top six in CONCACAF in order to be in the best position entering the World Cup qualifiers in September 2020,” the coach had said.

Whitmore was speaking to stake holders within the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), asking for as much support as they could possibly muster.

"Even after finishing in the top six in November 2019, it will be important to maintain that position through other FIFA international match dates down to June 2020, so I am urging total focus and support through the next couple of months in the first instance," he said.

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