Rangers star Kemar Roofe is on a list of players apparently in the process of applying for a Jamaican passport as the Reggae Boyz eye a host of new heroes for next year’s World Cup.
Roofe joins the likes of Michail Antonio, Demarai Gray, Max Aarons, Liam Moore, Isaac Hayden, Andre Gray, Ethan Pinnock Mason Holgate, Rolando Aarons, Curtis Tilt, Jamal Lowe, Amari’i Bell and Kasey Palmer in being approached by Jamaica.
Jamaican FA president Michael Ricketts confirmed some of the players were in the process of applying for Jamaican passports, with Roofe anong those named, saying: ‘I see Andre Gray, Demarai Gray, Isaac Hayden, who actually approached the JFF about representing us.” [Daily Mail]
“Mason Holgate, Liam Moore, who already has his Jamaican passport, Nathan Redmond, Kemar Roofe and Ivan Toney. All of these we are in the process of acquiring their Jamaican passports.
‘The process is becoming a little tedious because of the pandemic but the process is ongoing and we are hopeful we will get the passports for these gentlemen in reasonable time.”
Roofe has previously been approached to play for Jamaica, being invited to join their Gold Cup squad in 2019 but is yet to declare which country he wants to represent.
The Rangers star is currently sidelined with a fairly minor injury and should be back to fitness soon and the World Cup would be a massive carrot dangled in front of him.
With the Gers heading for the Champions League next season, it’ll give the Walsall-born striker an even bigger platform to impress and, possibly, even catch the eye of England boss Gareth Southgate and spark a tug-of-war for his services.
Rangers fans have waxed lyrical about a first-team player after he broke an incredible club record against Livi.