In what should have been just another day at the office in disposing easily of a Nicaraguan soccer challenge, the Reggae Boyz found it hard to dance at home and was made to pay the price of a 3 – 2 loss tothe Central American team.
Therefore, this means that Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have begun their 2018 World Cup Qualifying campaign on a losing note and will have to come good in their next game to continue their journey to the World Cup.
The lowly ranked Central American team silenced the partisan crowd early when Manuel Rosas converted a fifth (5th) minute penalty.
Carlos Chavarria made it two nil in the eighth (8th) minute while Luis Galeano added a third goal two minutes into the second half.
Darren Mattocks struck in the sixty ninth (69th) minute while Adrian Mariappa scored from close range twelve minutes from time to cut the deficit for the Reggae Boyz.
The return leg will take place next Tuesday at the Nicaragua National Stadium in Managua, with the winner on aggregate advancing to the fourth round, where they will be placed in group “B” alongside the seeded Costa Rica and Panama, as well as the winner of the Haiti versus Grenada match-up.
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow
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