Trying to put national squad in Camp

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Jamaica Gleaner

Two Jamaica Football Federation officials, Lester Richards and George Thompson, manager and coach respectively of the national football squad, are now holding negotiations with Jamaica Defence Force officials on the possibility of having National squad members housed at Camp.

The move to get the squad at Camp is caused by next month's elimination matches between Jamaican and Panama in the Confederation of North Central American and Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF) championships. These games will be played at the National Stadium on Monday, November 3 and Wednesday, November 5, starting at 7:30 p.m.

It is hoped to have the squad at Camp from Sunday, October 26 to Wednesday, November 5.

The CONCACAF National championships, distinct from the Club Champion of Champions tournament, take place every two years. If Jamaica is successful in her encounters against Panama, then the squad will leave the island during the last week of November for Costa Rica where they will play that country in two games.

National coach George Thompson has been very busy with his charges for the games for which the match inspector will be Trinidad's Eric James and the referee, Francisco Figueroa of the Netherland Antilles.