Jamaican officials looking for recruits in England

Three officials from the Jamaican Football Federation are coming

to England to look for new recruits.

Aiming to boost their World Cup qualification hopes, the

officials will spend 12 days in England looking to watch five

matches and speak to nine players with Jamaican roots, including

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling.

The 17-year-old Sterling has been called up by England, but has

not played for the team.

JFF President Horace Burrell says ”based on the FIFA rules he

is still eligible to play for Jamaica. We think that it’s

worthwhile to speak with the agents and so on.”

Other players include Reading teammates Jobi McAnuff, Shaun

Cummings and Gareth McCleary. Queens Park Rangers winger David

Hoillett is also a possibility after rejecting the opportunity to

play for Canada in 2011.