JFF name 15 for four-match tour of Trinidad

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Jamaica Gleaner

THE Jamaica Football Federation yesterday named 15 players to represent the island in a football festival in Trinidad which will mark part of the Trinidad Football Association's centenary celebrations. The team leaves here Thursday, November 23 and are expected to play four matches. The players and an official are due to return on Sunday, December 3.

The Jamaica team was selected by the JFF's first vice-president, Tino Barovier, chairman of the special meeting, national coach George Thompson and Lester Richards, a member of the Federation's executive.

Leading the team will be many-times Jamaica representative, Frank Brown of Railway. The JFF's president George Abrahams is the official accompanying the team.

The players selected are Vester Constantine, Oscar Black, Lloyd Hayes, John Simmonds, Clement Dawes, Frank Brown (captain), Undell Williams, David Largie, Lloyd McLean, Leeford Harie, Dennis Ziadie, Malverton Brooks, Alston DaCosta, Paul Thomas, and Vernon Bell.

There is a possibility that two players who play professional football in the United States — Delroy Scott and Neville Oxford will make the trip, but only if they are released by their respective clubs. If these two players are available, then they would go in place of Thomas and Bell.

Mr. Barovier, president of the Kingson and St. Andrew Football Association, said yesterday that during the absence of the players matches in the Division 1 competition would not be postponed.