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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old November 19th, 2002, 01:46 Thread Starter
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Reggae Boyz To Face Nigeria In Friendly

Carl Brown, Jamaica's technical director designate, has named an 18-man Reggae Boyz squad to face Nigeria in a friendly international in Lagos next Wednesday. Included are newcomer Trevor Benjamin, the Leicester City striker, and impressive midfielder Richard Langley. Also called after a years absence are Bolton Wanderers midfielder, Ricardo Gardner, and Derby County striker, Deon Burton. 12 players who participated in the CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifiers in Grenada were also called. The full squad is: Aaron Lawrence, Donovan Ricketts (goalkeepers); Ian Goodison, Linval Dixon, Tyrone Marshall, Claude Davis, Robert Scarlett, Craig Ziadie, Ricardo Gardner (defenders); Omar Daley, Micah Hyde, Richard Langley, Andy Williams, Jermaine Johnson (midfielders); Deon Burton, Trevor Benjamin, Kevin Lisbie, Ricardo Fuller (strikers).
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old November 21st, 2002, 06:08 Thread Starter
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Jamaica, Nigeria play to scoreless draw in Lagos

Jamaica earned a scoreless draw with a largely experimental Nigeria at the National Stadium in Lagos on Wednesday.
Featuring 12 full professionals based in England, the Reggae Boyz played the home side even, which was predominantly comprised of domestic league performers.

Chances were few and far between in the first half, which saw Jamaica control more of the possession, though to little good effect.

The best opportunity came from a free kick by Nigeria captain Romanus Orjinta, which was tipped over the bar by Jamaica goalkeeper Aaron Lawrence. Nigeria 'keeper Vincent Enyeama also made a quality stop on a free header.

Nigeria started the second half somewhat better, but soon began to lose their way.

Striker Peter Ijeh, one of the few foreign-based players on the field for the Super Eagles and whose international debut was eagerly awaited, was taken off in the second half after struggling. He had led Sweden's First Division with 24 goals this season for Malmo FF.

Jamaica again began to have the better of the play, but Lawrence was called upon to make a couple of good stops in quick succession late on as the midfield battle eventually petered out for the tame draw.
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