JFF appoints businessman Omar McFarlane as U17 Reggae Boyz Ambassador

Distinguished businessman and philanthropist Omar McFarlane has been appointed the official Ambassador for Jamaica’s Under 17 Reggae Boyz as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers scheduled to begin in 2025.

The newly appointed Ambassador has strong ties to Jamaica and Florida, where he founded the renowned Champion Football Club which is a non-profit entity that focuses on providing Jamaican youth players with opportunities to showcase their talent by competing in the Florida travel league.

In his role as Ambassador, McFarlane will play a critical part in helping to secure the necessary funding and support required for the young Reggae Boyz to excel and qualify for the FIFA Under 17 World Cup, scheduled for 2025 in Qatar.

The Jamaica Football Federation in a release said McFarlane’s “Dedication to youth development and football excellence makes him an ideal candidate to support the young talents representing Jamaica on the international stage.”

In sharing his enthusiasm for the role McFarlane said “I am honoured to be appointed as the Ambassador for the U17 Reggae Boyz.” He went on to further add “I am committed to leveraging my connections and resources to ensure that our young players have the best opportunities to succeed and make Jamaica proud on the world stage.”

The Young Reggae Boyz, who are being guided by head coach Altimont ‘Freddy’ Butler, earlier this month faced Caribbean neighbours Trinidad and Tobago in a two-match friendly series on home soil where they won the second match 2-1 after going down 1-0 in the opening fixture.


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