Black Immigrant Daily News
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has invited 24 players to a four-day camp to prepare for the preliminary round of the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship.
The players reported for the camp on Friday.
The competition, which will be the first to feature the Confederation’s recently launched exciting new youth competitions format, is scheduled to be played April 14-23 across four venues in the Caribbean and Central America.
A total of 32 teams were split into six groups, with two groups consisting of six teams and four groups with five teams each.
Each team will play one match against all its group opponents in round-robin play. The winner of each group will advance to the 2023 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic, which will take place from May 24-June 3.
Jamaica have been drawn in Group E for the preliminary round alongside Honduras, Bermuda, Anguilla, and French Guiana.
The results of the draw, as well as the dates and venues where matches will take place are as follows:
Group A – April 14-22 at Estadio Panamericano, San Cristobal, Dominican RepublicCanada, El Salvador, Cuba, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Martinique, and US Virgin Islands
Group B – April 14-22 at Rignaal Jean Francisca Stadium, Willemstad, Cura?aoHaiti, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Curacao, Sint Maarten, Bahamas
Group C – April 15-23 at Estadio Felix Sanchez, Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicDominican Republic, Guyana, Suriname, Grenada, Dominica
Group D – April 15-23 at Rignaal Jean Francisca Stadium, Willemstad, Cura?aoPuerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Cayman Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Guadeloupe
Group E – April 14-22 at Estadio Nacional, Managua, NicaraguaJamaica, Honduras, Bermuda, Anguilla, French Guiana
Group F – April 15-23 at Estadio Nacional, Managua, NicaraguaCosta Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, Belize
Following round-robin play, the six group winners will advance to the 2023 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship, joining the region’s top two ranked nations, the United States and Mexico.
The 2023 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship is scheduled to take place May 24 – June 3, 2023, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The eight-team competition will qualify its top three finishers (finalists and third-place match winner) for next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Players called to camp: Dreanna Thaw (Meadowbrook High), Dannique Wright (St Elizabeth Technical), Shaneil Buckley (Excelsior High), Kiona Tulloach (Excelsior High), Tiny Seaton ( Excelsior High), Shakira Richards (Excelsior High), Gabriel Bryan (Unattached), Brittaney Gregory (Mount Alvernia High), Sajane Anderson (Garvey Maceo High), Kieba Cowan (Garvey Maceo High), Liha Williams (Garvey Maceo High), Natoya Atkinson (Denham Town High), Deshana Darian Cole (Denham Town High), Dannique Wilson (Mount Alvernia High), Kayesha Sibbles (Denham Town High), Dajonae Pinto (St Andrew High School For Girls), Celine Wilson (St Elizabeth Technical), Destiny Powell (Excelsior High), Akeila Johnson (Excelsior High), Lillian Clarke (Meadowbrook High), Ashley Tomlinson (St Elizabeth Technical), Tyesha Nelson ( Meadowbrook High), Nickela Thomas (Mile Gully High), Nicole Navers (Holmwood High).