Bibi says U-20 team must pass better

Head Coach of the Jamaica U-20 team Ricardo “Bibi” Gardner says the U-20 team needed to pass better. Gardner who made over 100 appearances for Jamaica says if they were able to do this then they would have got three wins instead of two wins in the tournament. Jamaica finished the Preliminary round of the CFU Qualifiers on 6 points and in third place, this result eliminates from from the next round and also from qualifying for the U-20 FIFA World Cup in 2017.

“Keeping better possession would have helped to tire the Dominican Republic team. Most of the time we were rushing the game though there was still time to play. Then we gave up a goal that dimmed the spirit toward the end,” said Bibi.

In addition to the ball possession, Bibi who played for Jamaica in the 1998 World Cup in France says the finishing has to improve at the U-20 Level.

” We created so many chances. That has always been a strong area for us. We move the ball well, we cross it well, we get it into dangerous areas into the box but the final ball and the finishing needs some more work.Being eliminated is a disappointment but we need to move on from here and learn from our lessons so that they are not repeated in the future.”

 

 

U-20 Reggae Boyz Record and CFU and CONCACAF Level in last 15 years (since 2001)

 

2001 CONCACAF U-20 tournament

 

Jamaica 1-1 Mexico

 

Honduras 1-2 Jamaica

 

Canada 0-0 Jamaica

 

Jamaica qualified for the 2001 edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina

 

2001 U-20 FIFA World Cup

 

Jamaica 0-0 Egypt

 

Jamaica 0-1 Finland

 

Jamaica 1-5 Argentina (Our goal was scored by Fabian Dawkins)

 

2003 (Head Coach: Wendell Downswell)

 

2003 CFU U-20 Qualifiers

 

Jamaica 6-1 Puerto Rico

 

Jamaica 3-1 Cayman Islands

 

Caribbean Final Round (Playoff- Series)

 

Jamaica 1-2 Haiti

 

Haiti 0-0 Jamaica

 

Jamaica did not advance to the CONCACAF Final Round (This was the first time they failed since 1990)

 

2005 (Head Coach Wendell Downswell)

 

2005 CFU U-20 Qualifiers

 

Jamaica 12-0 Antigua and Barbuda

 

Jamaica 2-0 St. Lucia

 

Jamaica 3-0 Bermuda

 

Caribbean Final Round (Playoff-Series)

 

Jamaica 4-0 Haiti

 

Haiti 0-3 Jamaica

 

2005 CONCACAF U-20 Tournament

 

Honduras 4-2 Jamaica (Goals scored by Akeem Priestly and O’Brian White)

 

Mexico 1-0 Jamaica

 

Canada 1-0 Jamaica

 

2007 (Head Coach: Dean Weatherly, Assisted with Wendell Downsell)

 

Jamaica received a bye from the Preliminary Caribbean Round and advanced to the Final Round of the CFU stage

 

Jamaica 2-0 Netherlands Antilles

 

Jamaica 3-1 Bermuda

 

Haiti 0-0 Jamaica

 

Playoff for spot into CONCACAF U-20 tournament

 

Jamaica 2-0 Trinidad and Tobago

 

Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 Jamaica

 

CONCACAF 2007 U-20 Tournament

 

Jamaica 0-2 Costa Rica

 

Mexico 2-0 Jamaica

 

Jamaica 1-1 St. Kitts and Nevis (Joel Grant scored for Jamaica)

 

2009 (Head Coach: Donovan Duckie)

 

CFU U-20 Qualifiers

 

Jamaica 1-0 Puerto Rico (Goal Scorer: Ramone Palmer)

 

Bermuda 0-4 Jamaica (Goal scorers: Brace from Alanzo Adlam and Brace from Levaughn Williams)

 

Cayman Islands 0-3 Jamaica (Goal scorers: Brace from Andre Clennon and 1 from Alanzo Adlam)

 

2nd CFU Round

 

Jamaica 4-1 Antigua and Barbuda (Dever Orgill,Andre Campbell, Davion Thorpe and an own goal from Antiguan player Cantius Philogene)

 

Aruba 0-4 Jamaica (4 goals from Dever Orgill)

 

CFU Final Round

 

Jamaica 1-1 Haiti ( Dever Orgill)

 

Dominican Republic 1-4 Jamaica (Hattrick from Alanzo Adlam and 1 goal from  Romario Campbell)

 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0-2 Jamaica (Own goal from St. Vincent player Justin Stapleton and Levaughn Williams)

 

2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

 

Jamaica 0-3 United States

 

Jamaica 2-1 El Salvador ( Romario Campbell and Alanzo Adlam)

 

Jamaica 0-4 Honduras

 

At least a draw against Honduras would have secured a spot in the 2009 edition of the U-20 FIFA World Cup in Egypt

 

2011 (Head Coach:Walter Gama and Andrew Edwards)

 

CFU U-20 Qualifiers

 

Jamaica 6-1 Grenada (Craig Foster(3), Neco Brett(2) and Allan Ottey)

 

US Virgin Islands 0-11 Jamaica (Craig Foster (3), Devon Williams(3), Paul Wilson (2), Allan Ottey(2), Neco Brett, Rohan Roye and Kevon Farquharson)

 

Guyana 0-2 Jamaica (Craig Foster (2))

 

CONCACAF U-20 Championship

 

Guatemala 2-0 Jamaica

 

Honduras 2-1 Jamaica ( Neco Brett – Goal voted in top 10 in tournament)

 

2013 (Head Coach: Walter Gama)

 

Jamaica 1-0 Antigua and Barbuda (Oshane Boothe)

 

Jamaica 3-0 Suriname (Sean McFarlane, Zhelano Barnes and Kareem Manning)

 

Jamaica 0-0 Cuba

 

CONCACAF U-20 Championship

 

Jamaica 4-1 Puerto Rico (Omar Holness, Damion Lowe and Kendan Anderson)

 

Jamaica 0-4 Panama

 

Quarter Finals: Jamaica 0-4 Mexico

 

Beating Mexico would help Jamaica advance to the U-20 FIFA World Cup in Turkey

 

2015 (Head Coach: Theodore Whitmore)

 

As host of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, Jamaica received a bye and they did not participate in the CFU Rounds

 

CONCACAF U-20 Championship

 

Jamaica 2-2 Trinidad and Tobago (Donjay Smith and Junior Flemmings)

 

Jamaica 0-1 Guatemala

 

Jamaica 0-2 Panama

 

Jamaica 0-2 USA

 

Jamaica 0-0 Aruba

 

2017 qualifiers (Head Coach: Ricardo Gardner)

 

CFU Qualifiers

 

Jamaica 2-1 Dominica (First time we beat a Windward Island team by less than a 2 goal margin)

 

Jamaica 0-2 St. Kitts and Nevis (First time Jamaica has lost to St.Kitts and Nevis at U-20 level)
Jamaica 2-1 Dominican Republic

 

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