The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) says it will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that the country's Under-20 women's football team get adequate practice matches ahead of their CONCACAF assignment. Jamaica topped the CFU Championship to advance to the CONCACAF Championships.
JFF president Michael Ricketts told RJR Sports every effort would be made to ensure the team gets competition ahead of the tournament.
“Already we have started discussions with a partner in the United States; I spoke to coach Lorne Donaldson as well and we’ll definitely be trying as best as we can to ensure that these young ladies get as many international games as new can,” said Ricketts.
Jamaica have been drawn in a tough Group ‘B’ with Mexico, the United States and Nicaragua for the January 18-28 CONCACAF Championship. Ricketts knows the young Reggae Girlz will not have an easy road:
“We are drawn in a tough group, but we are bracing for the challenge. I have been assured by the technical staff that we will be competitive,” said the JFF boss. The top three teams in the tournament will qualify for next year's FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France.