Henry questions national training selections

May 26, 2017
Mike Henry

President of Humble Lion Football Club, Mike Henry, is upset about the non-selection of his players to the Jamaica national senior men's training camps for the last two weeks.

No Humble Lion players were invited to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) squad to train despite the team winning the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) regular season with 61 points.

Humble Lion also advanced to the semi-final stage, where they were beaten by Arnett Gardens in the championship title race.

"I would think that the number one club in winning the Premier League regular season title not having even one player in the Jamaica national senior team camp needs to be questioned," Henry told STAR Sports yesterday.

"If one is looking at the age factor with regard to our senior players, there are young players such as Ricardo Dennis, Kevaughn Isaacs, Andrew Vanzie, goalkeeper Kadeen Davis, and others who have performed well during the season," he added.




"We are the best defensive team, and no player was invited to camp. I can't identify the pattern of how players are called to the national programme. We need to know the direction the JFF is going," said.

Henry also said that the Clarendon Football Association (CFA) should be concerned that only one player from the parish was among the invitees.

"The CFA should show some leadership as only one player from Clarendon was in the training squad, and that player (Fitzroy Cummings of Sporting Central) played in the parish league. No player was invited from Humble Lion or Jamalco," Henry stated.

President of the CFA Michael Ricketts was also disappointed that no Humble Lion player was selected.

"Humble Lion won the preliminary round of the league format and also finished in the top four of the championship. Not getting any invitee is disappointing," Ricketts said.

The JFF called up a majority local-based players, especially from the local RSPL clubs, to training camps over the last two weeks. The last camp ended yesterday.

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