Coach Theodore Whitmore makes Appeal
National senior men’s football team head coach, Theodore Whitmore, says it is now time to embrace “a common goal” in reference to the Reggae Boyz, who are preparing for their opening game in the hexagonal phase of qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup to be staged in Brazil.
Jamaica will play away to CONCACAF giant Mexico in their opening match on Wednesday, February 6 and Whitmore, who knows much about playing in Mexican conditions, used the occasion of the launch of the Sandals/ATL St James FA Senior League to urge support for the players.
He said competing against the likes of the US, Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama will take much, given that in 1998 when the country qualified for France, those countries took us lightly, but noted that this time around they will prepare seriously.
“Funding has been a huge difference between competing countries and will continue to be so unless greater support is secured for the campaign,” said Whitmore.
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