Barnes is bringing Reggae Boyz here

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) Jamaica resume their preparation for the final match in the semi-final round of CONCACAF qualification for the 2010 World Cup against Canada with a trip to Cayman Islands.


Barnes is the new Jamaica coach

The Reggae Boyz will arrive in the Caymans on November 3 under new head coach John Barnes, the former England international, and assistant coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, the former national captain and midfield star, for an extensive training camp.

The camp which will last for a week and involve practice games against the Cayman Islands’ national team and Invitational team including overseas-based national goalkeeper Tuda Murphy.

This training camp, the first under the direction of the Jamaica-born Barnes, will form part of the preparations for the Reggae Boyz team leading into the Digicel Caribbean Championship Finals which is being staged in Kingston from December 1 to 15.

The Reggae Boyz party will consist of a 30-member delegation, including officials and home-based players who will be vying for places in Jamaica’s Digicel Caribbean Championship squad.

The home-based players are expected to form a huge part of the Caribbean Championship squad, since the England-based members of the team will not be available because of club commitments.

The Reggae Boyz are scheduled to return to Jamaica from Cayman on November 10.