The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) says it is seeking to resolve the disagreement with the Reggae Boyz before the start of the World Cup qualifiers in September.
According to a release from the JFF on Thursday, the body established a committee that met with the players on Tuesday in a move towards
“rapprochement and unified, happy and prepared team”.
The release said that more than 20 players were in attendance in an amicable atmosphere and included captain Andre Blake and Damion Lowe.
“The players were presented with the current JFF financials and brought up to speed with the immediate to medium-term plans of the federation.
“They were allowed as many questions as needed and then presented with documents, which they will peruse among themselves for two weeks. Another meeting will be scheduled then,”
the release said.
The executive of the JFF and the Reggae Boyz have been at loggerheads for some time, as they seek to iron out negotiations for the national players. An acrimonious taped discussion, involving Lowe, was recently leaked.
According to the release, the head of the financial committee Dennis Chung led the JFF team to the meeting on Tuesday. The team also included the former president of Cricket West Indies Dave Cameron, JFF vice presidents Raymond Anderson and Peter Reid as well as technical committee chairman Rudolph Speid, who is a chartered accountant.
The release said the players are now out of contract and both sides are willing to work hard to arrive at an agreement before the next FIFA window in March.