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MICHAEL BINNS’ 72nd-minute strike delivered an improbable and slender success for Jamaica over Honduras at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas this week.
The Portmore United midfielder was one of six island-based players to kick off against the world no.65 outfit, who played an experimental side in their bid to fine-tune ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifiers.
Montego Bay United providing the defensive duo of Ladale Richie and 19-year-old Kevon Lambert, both promoted to the starting line-up, as well as attacking midfielder Owayne Gordon and debutant teenage striker Jourdaine Fletcher with Boys’ Town forward Shamar Nicholson making up the Red Stripe Premier League contingent.
Interim head coach Theodore Whitmore defied all expectations by masterminding an incredible victory by putting his trust in locals, which also gave his chances of taking over the role once more a real boast.
“My aim is to look beyond the Caribbean Cup and the Gold Cup this summer and more long-term, because we want to give these players a chance to develop – and it will take time for them to get to the next level.” Read more
Source: The Voice (UK)