Tyler Roberts and Dexter Lembikisa made their senior international debuts for Jamaica in the recent round of fixtures.
The duo were selected in the senior squad for the first time, as the Reggae Boyz hosted Trinidad and Tobago in an international friendly double-header. Managed by former Iceland boss Heimir Hallgrimsson, Jamaica were beaten by a single goal on Saturday evening, before taking a share of the spoils in a goalless draw on Tuesday.
Lembikisa played the full 180 minutes across the two fixtures, while Roberts came on as a substitute in the second game after entering the field in the 68th minute. Previously, the pair had been included in last summer’s Jamaica under-20 squad that competed in the CONCACAF U20 Championship in Honduras, during which the latter featured in all five matches as Jamaica reached the quarter-finals.
Elsewhere, Joe Hodge and Owen Hesketh have received international call-ups at under-21 level for their respective nations. Hodge has once again been selected in the Republic of Ireland squad after making his debut in September 2022, as the Boys in Green narrowly missed out on a place at next summer’s U21 Euros following defeat to Israel.
This time, they face Iceland in an international friendly in Cork on Sunday 26th March. For Hesketh, he’ll be part of Wales’ 24-player squad when their under-21s travel to south-east Spain to take on Scotland in an international challenge match in Pinatar.
Hesketh has previously represented Wales at younger age groups, but the midfielder will be hoping to earn his first cap at U21 level.