Reggae Boyz now settled, ready for Antigua and Barbuda

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have recovered from their ill-fated first night in Antigua and Barbuda and have settled for their CONCACAF Nations League clash with their hosts on Friday.

According to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) the Boyz and the rest of the delegation have been shifted from the hotel they were originally booked for and are now comfortable at the new facility.

The Boyz refused to train Tuesday morning, claiming that they were not able to sleep Monday night as a result of the deplorable state of the rooms they were booked to stay.

According to reports, the hotel in Antigua was dirty, with non-functioning bathrooms, mosquitos and small beds.

In a release Monday, the JFF said the matter has been resolved.

“The JFF publicly apologises to the delegation for the inconvenience and embarrassment”

The release said: The JFF wishes to explain that the initial hotel chosen for accommodation came well recommended but it was learnt that the current renovations had made many of the available rooms inappropriate and a health risk.

Reggae Boyz coach Theodore Whitmore

“On hearing of the conditions and the dissatisfaction of the players and staff, the president immediately instructed that an alternative hotel should be secured. This was done and reports are that the delegation is now settled in the Verandah Resort and Spa.

“The JFF publicly apologises to the delegation for the inconvenience and embarrassment,” the release said.