Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz will open their CONCACAF League of Nations campaign in September at home as they face the Cayman Islands. The draw which took place on Wednesday, revealed Jamaica's first four opponents which will also serve as a qualifier for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.
Their fixture against the Cayman Islands will be followed with an away trip to Bonaire in October, a home fixture against Suriname in November and an away trip to El Salvador in March. The 34 nations will be involved in this qualification process which will also be used to determine which tier each team will play in, for future editions of the competition.
The six teams that participated in the final round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers which comprised Mexico, the Unites States, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras and Trinidad and Tobago, will skip the preliminary stage of the competition and will await the top six from the earlier rounds in 2019 to commence action.
In order to book a spot in League ‘A’, Jamaica must book a top six spot. For qualification to the 2019 Gold Cup, the Reggae Boyz must finish in the top 10.