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Jamaican Football Suffering From Top Down Development

JAMAICAN FOOTBALL SUFFERING FROM TOP DOWN DEVELOPMENT

Following on the success of the 1998 senior national football team, dubbed the REGGAE BOYZ, Jamaica’s national Under 20 and Under 17 teams also achieved success in appearing in FIFA Youth World Cups. Twenty years onward of that great national event (Qualification) there has been a ‘free fall’ of local football from the heights of France to the debacle of the 2014 Mission to Rio.

First Black International Footballer

ANDREW WATSON:  FIRST BLACK INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALLER

The first Black player to play football internationally was ANDREW WATSON who played for Scotland between 1881 and 1882 . Born May 1857 in British Guiana, West Indies, Watson aged 24, went to Glasgow University to acquire a Bachelor of Arts degree. Watson lived with his wife and child at Afton Crescent in Govan.

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