The inevitable, Kemar Roofe has finally been called up for the Jamaican national team. Website Jamaica Gleaner announced that he has been given an invite to play for the Reggae Boyz and has expressed an interest in doing so.
This has been a long time coming for Kemar, as the 26 year old is yet to feature in any capacity for his country. Roofe has been one of the club’s best performers this season, racking up 14 goals in 31 appearances. Though has been struggling with injury since the turn of the new year, he is expected to start on Sunday against Ipswich in the last game of the season.
In previous seasons, numerous managers have experimented with Kemar in different roles out wide and up front but Marcelo Bielsa has decided to employ him as an out and out striker. It is here that has has found his best form. Not only this, but he has scored some vital goals for Leeds this season, notably the trickery to put one away at Derby County and the all important 3rd goal in the comeback away at Aston Villa.
International football is the logical next step for someone of Kemar’s ability. With the CONCACAF Gold Cup happening in July, Kemar may come back next season an international superstar…