KINGSTON, Jamaica – With 2019/20 Concacaf Nations League qualifying on the horizon, the Jamaica Football Federation announced this week that the Jamaican National Team will play two international friendlies next month, at St. Kitts and Nevis on April 26 and then against Antigua and Barbuda on April 29 in Antigua.
While the two matches do not coincide with a FIFA international break, it will still allow Head Coach Theordore Whitmore the opportunity to further evaluate his squad prior to the start of Nations League qualifying this fall.
“Seeing the players in games at the international level is the best way for the technical staff to assess the quality that they will bring to a competitive tournament,” said Whitmore in a statement released by the JFF.
“These games reveal all aspects of the players readiness for stiff competition, both on the field and off the field. We welcome all games,” added Whitmore.
The 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup finalists are coming off a 1-1 draw to Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday, March 24 in which the Benna Boyz struck with a late equalizer to deny the Reggae Boyz the victory in Kingston.
Jamaica kick off their National League qualifying campaign in September at home against the Cayman Islands, followed by a visit to Bonaire in October, before returning home to meet Suriname in November and then capped by a trip to El Salvador in March 2019.