The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has given eight local footballers their first call-up to the senior men’s national team in preparation for two upcoming friendly international games next month in the United States of America (USA). Jamaica will play against CONCACAF giant USA on February 3 and then Honduras on February 16. The newcomers are Roberto Johnson of Portmore United, Tevin Shaw (Tivoli Gardens), Shamar Nicholson (Boys’ Town), Rodave Murray (Waterhouse), Javon East (Portmore), Jamiel Hardware (Boys’ Town), Kareem Manning (Portmore), and Romaine Brackenridge (Tivoli). They will join other local-based players such as Jacomeno Barrett (Montego Bay United), Shaven Paul (Portmore), Nicholas Campbell (Maverley-Hughenden), Dicoy Williams (Arnett Gardens), Ladale Ritchie (Montego Bay), Damano Solomon (Portmore), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View), Jamie Robinson (UWI FC), Ewan Grandison (Portmore), Andrew Vanzie (Humble Lion), Dwayne Ambusley (Montego Bay), Owayne Gordon (Montego Bay), Allan Ottey (Montego Bay), and Dino Williams (Montego Bay). The 23 players were called to a training camp, which starts today at the Stadium East and ends on Thursday. Manager of the Reggae Boyz, Roy Simpson says that this augurs well for the development of the local-based players. “This is a good opportunity for each player to impress, real genuine opportunity for local players,” Simpson told The Gleaner after the squad was released yesterday. “They (the players) must have been doing something new at their respective clubs to catch the eyes of the selectors,” the manager added. TRAINING CAMP
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