Jamaica's football history
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Theodore Whitmore's Reggae Boyz
Jamaica with its most successful President, Captain Horace Burrell, commenced preparation on a new drive to arrive at a World Cup with the appointment of Mr. Theodore Whitmore, arguably our most acclaimed player, as Technical Director of the team.
Facts are irrefutable. Technical Director Whitmore’s record at the helm of our Reggae Boyz is impressive. As fact, his win, draw, loss statistics are superior to any previous coach of our Reggae Boyz.
It is early days in his tenure but it is not too early to wonder on whether or not he can, like the Brazilian Rene Simoes before him, get Jamaica to the World Cup and if he gets us there realize greater successes than Simoes’ sole win.
His record after directing the Reggae Boyz for 14 international matches starting in 2007, with a break for the insertion of Rene Simoes' disasterous run at qualifying the Reggae Boyz for World Cup 2010, is 8 wins, 2 draws and 4 loses.
The wins were against Mexico 1, Honduras 1, Costa Rica 1, El Salvador 2, Guatemala 1 and Trinidad and Tobago 2.
The draws were against South Africa and Costa Rica.
The losses were against Canada, Costa Rica, Argentina and Peru.
This afternoon at 5.00pm local time the next phase of preparations get underway as Whitmore leads his charges in the Caribbean Cup Championships sponsored by Digicel the giant Caribbean cellular telephone provider.
Jamaica starts its quest for championship honours in a Group which comprises Guyana, Antigua & Barbuda, and Guadeloupe. The top two teams advance to the semi-finals and a place in CONCACAF’s Gold Cup Championships.
The Caribbean Cup has grown. The quality of the games has improved significantly since its inception. The Reggae Boyz are defending Champs and should give a good account of selves.
For Mr. Whitmore much is riding on the results gained in this tournament. He owns this team, this is his REGGAE BOYZ.
The Reggae Boyz Supporterz Club wishes for Mr. Whitmore and his charges displays of good football and the Championship Cup as they continue on with preparations for the “Big Dance”, World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
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