Reggae Boy Kemar "Taxi" Lawrence says he is hoping to speak with members of the JFF administration next week to rectify issues of match fees. On Tuesday, the 26 year old Lawrence who was speaking on Hits 92 FM’s Sports Grill, launched a scathing attack on the local governing body, just hours before the friendly international against the United States in Washington.
Lawrence said ongoing issues regarding pay, accomodation and travel continue to be a distraction for the team any time they go into camps ahead of international duties.
“There has been a lot of communication since the discussion we had and so far it’s positive. It seems we have started going down the right road so we are looking forward now to seeing some of them (JFF officials) but we won’t see them until next week or over the next two weeks but we are looking forward to seeing them so we can sit down and meet,” noted Lawrence. The squad is travelling to Montego Bay for a training camp ahead of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Meanwhile, head coach of the Reggae Boyz, Theodore "Tappa" Whitmore says he was very impressed by the performance of the team in their 1-0 victory over the United States in a friendly international in Washington on Wednesday. Shamar Nicholson got the all-important goal in the 59th minute. This was the first time Jamaica defeated the United States in a friendly international.