Time To Focus On Local Players – Burrell

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Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Captain Horace Burrell hinted a lack of commitment from overseas players while underlining the association’s position to stick with its core of local players for upcoming tournaments.

The Jamaicans will feature in the Caribbean Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments this year, and Burrell was quick to highlight his approval of the attitude of the current Reggae Boyz batch.

“What we are seeing from the young players is a major difference right now in terms of attitude, in terms of really getting out there doing it, and I think this is one area that we must concentrate on and so the days of players coming from overseas and walking into the national team, those days are behind us,” Burrell said.

Burrell’s comments come on the heels of a 1-0 win over CONCACAF team Honduras by a predominantly local-based Reggae Boyz squad in a friendly international in Texas last Thursday.

Burrell in an interview with The Gleaner, credited the commitment and drive of the local-based players and pointed to a departure of from the JFF’s trend of recruiting players from overseas with Jamaican ties. Read more

Source: Jamaica Gleaner