Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Reggae Boyz are back home

Twenty-six members of the Jamaica senior football squad, which drew 0-0 with 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa on Tuesday, returned home yesterday (Thursday, November 19).

Three members of the 29-man squad travelled to Europe while the rest of the touring party travelled back to Jamaica via Atlanta in the United States. Jermaine Johnson, Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Jason Morrison returned to their respective clubs in England and Hungary.

The squad, along with coach Theodore Whitmore and other members of the delegation, arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport early afternoon.

Following the 0-0 stalemate on Tuesday, Whitmore expressed satisfaction with the result. "I am very happy with the 0-0 draw. That's good for us," he said.

The match heaped more misery on a South African team which has not managed a single goal in their last five outings. Based on their current form, South Africa are unlikely to get past the opening rounds of next year's World Cup.Both teams will meet in a reciprocal encounter next year March at the National Stadium.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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