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Caribbean Cup final in jeopardy

IN DOUBT: Jamaica playing earlier in the Cup

WINFRIED SCHAFER could pick up his first silverware as Jamaica’s coach without his Reggae Boyz playing into tonight's Caribbean Cup at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

Jamaica tackle eight-time champions Trinidad & Tobago tonight bidding to take top honours in the Caribbean Cup.

The German coach has steered his side from a hopeless outfit to a confident side in just two matches at the eight-nation tournament, with the Boyz only one step away from bagging the top prize.

But his work may be made easier by the fact that tonight's opponents, world number 49 side Trinidad & Tobago, are threatening to boycott the prestigious final.

The Soca Warriors are intending to boycotting the Caribbean Cup final over unpaid salaries that is reported to be in the region US$1.5m.

Their coach Stephen Hart is believed to be on the verge of leaving Jamaica to return to his home in Canada, with skipper Kenwyn Jones fuming about the situation with the Trinidad & Tobago Football Association (TTFA).

The Cardiff City striker explained: “We are all fed up with the Football Association making promises. It could well be the end of a dynasty for us.”

Emergency talks are planned between Hart and the TTFA ahead of tonight's final that is due for an 8.30pm kick off in Montego Bay. The Jamaica Football Federation still has tickets available for the showpiece final.

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