Africa-Press – Ghana. Jamaica’s interim coach Merron Gordon has named a team to face Ghana in a friendly this month in Austria.
The Reggae Boyz will be test their might against the four times African champions as well as Morocco and Qatar, who are all World Cup-bound.
The team is dominated by locally based players with the friendlies coming on outside the international break.
Maliek Howell of the University of Memphis, USA and Jourdaine Fletcher, who plays in India, are the only players included in the team that play outside Jamaica.
The tournament will be held at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Austria.
World Cup hosts Qatar, North Africans Morocco and the Raggae Boyz of Jamaica will participate in the preparatory games.
The Black Stars will engage Jamaica first before playing Qatar and Morocco.
The games will serve as preparations ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with September’s AFCON qualifiers expected to be postponed.
The West African giants are returning to the World Cup after edging out Nigeria to qualify for the tournament in Qatar this November.
The Ghana Football Association recently announced the nationality switches of six players as part of boosting the team with quality before November’s World Cup.
Below is the squad:
Goalkeepers | Eric Edwards (Arnett Gardens), Kemar Foster (Waterhouse FC), Amal Knight (Harbour View), Dennis Taylor (Humble Lion)
Defenders | Ky-Mani Campbell (Waterhouse FC), Nickoy Christian (Dunbeholden), Alwayne Harvey (Mount Pleasant), Maliek Howell (University of Memphis, USA), Richard King (Cavalier), Earl Simpson (Arnett Gardens), Ricardo Thomas (Waterhouse FC)
Midfielders | Jahshaun Anilin (Harbour View), Ramone Howell (Waterhouse FC), Fabion McCarthy (Dunbeholden), Odane Pennycooke (Tivoli Gardens), Demario Phillips (Dunbeholden), Trayvone Reid (Harbour View), Tarick Ximines (Mount Pleasant)
Strikers | Dwayne Atkinson (Cavalier FC), Jourdaine Fletcher (Gokulam Kerala, India), Colorado Murray (Harbour View), Denardo Thomas (Waterhouse FC), Ronaldo Webster (Cavalier FC)