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September 5, 2013
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Reggae Boyz employ 'new' system for Panama ...'Tuffy' hoping for chance
Robert Bailey, Star Writer


Waterhouse striker Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson will travel to Panama City and will be hoping to get a run out as Reggae Boyz head coach, Winfried 'Winnie' Schaefer, employs a 3-5-2 formation against Panama in their crucial CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying football match tomorrow.

Anderson has been the top goal scorer in the country's top football competition for the past few seasons and is a favourite among local supporters. However, he has been overlooked for previous squads and will no doubt be hoping to get a chance to make an impact in tomorrow's game or against Costa Rica on September 10 inside the National Stadium.

changed our system

"We have changed our system, we have come back to a 3-5-2 (formation), what the players played before in Jamaica because everyone plays this system before in their club in England," said the German-born Schaefer, following last night's final training session at the National Stadium East field.

"I have watched our match here when we played against them, and so I think our team is prepared and everybody knows what we have to do in Panama," he said.

"We have talk to the players about what they have to do. The left defender from Panama, the number four and 19 are very good on the left side and we've to stop these players," Schaefer said.

Continuing, he said: "I watched two matches with them in the United States against Mexico and Costa Rico, and I have watched matches on Youtube." Meanwhile, Wolry Wolfe and Adrian Reid were omitted from the Reggae Boyz 25-man squad, which will travel to Panama today, while goalkeeper Richard McCallum has replaced Dwayne Miller, who got injured in training yesterday.

Schaefer said he was very pleased with the Reggae Boyz showing in the two days of training.

"I am happy because everybody was focused in training," said Schaefer. "We are looking forward to the game in Panama City and everybody is aware what they need to do."

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