February 15, 2011
MEET THE BOYZ
The Jamaica Under-17 football team will bow into action at the CONCACAF Under-17 World Cup qualifiers now on in Montego Bay. The Claro-sponsored tournament started yesterday and will end on February 27. Today we present the final set of profiles of the young Reggae Boyz. Jamaica will battle Trinidad & Tobago in Group C in the feature game of a double-header at the Catherine Hall Stadium, in Montego Bay, today at 3:00 p.m. In the opening game, slated for noon, highly rated Honduras will open their campaign in Group B against Barbados.
Name: Kemo Wallace
D.O.B. September 29, 1994
School: Wolmer's Boys
Team shirt #: 3
Position Played: Central defence/Left back
Favourite personal football moment: When we beat Canada.
Wallace is also a player for the Harbour View FC, and a player in the Claro-sponsored KSAFA league says it is an overwhelming feeling to be representing Jamaica, but he is grateful for all the support his team has received, particularly from Claro. "I think it is a great thing to do this for the youth of Jamaica," he said.
Name: Odean Clarke
D.O.B. January 9, 1994
School: Muschett High
Team shirt #: 13
Position Played: Goalkeeper
Favourite personal football moment: Winning my first cap for my country.
Clarke who also plays for Holland FC, cherishes every moment he has on the field while representing his country. He wants to become a professional footballer.
Name: Richard Trench
D.O.B. August 5, 1994
School: Rusea's High School
Team shirt #: 21
Position played: Goalkeeper
Favourite personal football moment: My favourite moment is winning the Issa/Pepsi daCosta Cup.
Trench understands the opportunity he has been given in representing his country. "I am hoping to take it (football) to a professional level, and making myself, country, family, school and community proud," Trench said.
Name: Cardel Benbow
D.O.B. June 3, 1994
School: St George's College
Team shirt #: 19
Position played: Right midfield
Favourite personal football moment: Winning my first national cap.
Benbow plays for Waterford FC and is proud to be representing his county. He aspires to be a professional footballer, and when asked about the support of corporate entities such as Claro, said" "It gives me more confidence, to know that companies like them (Claro) are investing in Jamaica's youth."