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Reggae Boyz kick-start WCQ campaign

The Reggae Boyz breathed life into their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Honduras in San Pedro Sula on Wednesday night to record their first win of the campaign.

Striker Kemar Roofe opened the scoring with his debut goal for Jamaica  in the 38th minute before defender Oneil Fisher also notched his debut goal for the country with a strike in the 79th  to seal Jamaica’s first ever victory in Honduras.

The victory  lifted Jamaica off the foot of the table and up to 6th with 5 points.

Meanwhile, although victorious, it remains to be seen if under pressure head coach Theodore Whitmore will keep his job.

According to reports, Whitmore was given a mandate of securing 5 points in the October window of the qualifiers.

Whitmore may have helped his cause to stay on board as he has now joined Brazillian Rene Simoes with the most wins as national coach with 55 victories.

The Reggae Boyz next match will be away to El Salvador on November 12 before hosting the United States at the National Stadium on November 16.

Meanwhile, in other CONCACAF World Cup qualifying  matches on Wednesday night, Mexico returned to the top of the table with 2-0 win over hosts El Salvador at the Estadio Cuscatlan.


Mexico moved to 14 points atop the standings with the win.

Second placed the United States moved to 11 points after securing a come from behind 2-1 win over Costa Rica at home, while third placed Canada on 10 points, also had to fight back from a goal down at home to defeat Panama 4-1.

 

 



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