Jamaica hires German coach Winfried Schaefer for World Cup qualifiers

Schaefer coached Cameroon at the 2002 World Cup and won that year's African Cup of Nations.

updated: July 18, 2013 18:40 IST
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Kingston: German coach Winfried Schaefer has been hired to lead Jamaica through its 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Jamaica is last in the six-team CONCACAF group after four straight losses, including a 2-1 defeat to the first-place United States in Kingston last month. Earlier, their were reports that former India coach Stephen Constantine was also in the running for the same post.

The Jamaica Football Federation says the 63-year-old Schaefer, who replaces 1998 World Cup player Theodore Whitmore, has "an impressive resume."

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