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Posted: April 4, 2012
Nicholas Evans's picture

June one will now be the date for Jamaica's last warm-up match before kicking off their campaign in the 2014 world cup qualifying football tournament.

President of the Jamaica Football Federation Captain Horace Burrell today announced that Jamaica will face fellow CONCACAF side Panama on Friday June 1 in a friendly international match in Panama City.

The game will be a return encounter as The Reggae Boys were already schedule to host the Central Americans at the National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday May 27.

The June 1 game is expected to be the last before Jamaica host Guatemala on June 8 at the National Stadium in their opening match of the semifinal round of the CONCACAF qualifiers.

Burrell who made announced the added match while speaking at the JMMB's coaching school sponsorship press conference told IRIE FM sports that he was happy to get the June 1 game especially in light of that fact that most if not all of Jamaica's overseas based players will be available for that encounter.

Meanwhile, hours after the announcement of the Panama game the JFF got confirmation for a third friendly and will now face fellow Caribbean side Guyana on May 18  at the Montego Bay  Stadium at Catherine Hall.

Burrell outlined that Guyana is one of the four Caribbean sides in the CONCACAF semifinals and hence should provide good competition to help sharpen up the Reggae Boyz.

Meanwhile, it was also announced that chairman of the JFF's Technical Committee Howard McIntosh is now one of three FIFA development officers for the CONCACAF region while former national coach Winston Chung Fah has been nominated for FIFA’S highest award ... The Order of Merit.

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