Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz are set to play a friendly international against Ecuador just two days before the start of the Nations League next month and the 2019 Gold Cup.
This, as the Jamaica Football Federation, continues its drive to get as many matches for the national team as possible.
Jamaica will play two internationals against Grenada and Barbados on August 17 and 20 respectively. The match with Ecuador in the United States will be the third in just over two weeks.
“Jamaica will play Ecuador in a friendly on September 7 at the Red Bull Stadium in New Jersey, and we have managed to secure this game through the efforts of our agent,” said JFF President Michael Ricketts, who said the game was accepted despite the Nations League beginning on September 9, 48 hours after the Ecuador encounter.
“We also have a game on the ninth, that is, of course, the start of the Nations League but the truth is we have a very large squad and we will be able to maneuver in an effective way, so that we will have a different squad playing on the seventh and another squad playing on the ninth.”
Ricketts said the JFF will be bringing in several players from overseas from England and Major League Soccer (MLS) to bolster the squad as the Nations League nears.