History-making Jassett Kerr-Wilson among five Jamaican referees for CONCACAF Gold Cup

By April 07, 2021

Five Jamaican referees have been selected to officiate at the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup starting July 10 in the United States.

Among the five is Jassett Kerr-Wilson, who will be creating history as one of two female assistant referees to stand in this competition for the first time ever. The second female will be from the USA.

 Referees Daneon Parchment and Oshane Nation and assistants Nicholas Anderson and OJay Duhaney are the other Jamaicans selected for duty. Both Parchment and Nation completed the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) training in Costa Rica last weekend.

The quintet will now be involved in a hectic preparatory program both locally and internationally.

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