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.