Yes, Jamaica does 100% need to scout and find talent everywhere possible in the world and should actively do so, especially defenders. But until a player has an Jamaican passport in his possession, he can NOT play in an OFFICIAL match for Jamaica.
Yes, they are eligible to play in friendlies but should the JFF wait until the last 48 hours before a crucial OFFICIAL match to find Jamaican passports for players.
Just been proactive.
fyi, the mistake has been made several times with the youth national teams.
We're all aware of the fact that you need proof of nationality to legally play for a country, case such as T. Mears with Barnes come to mind, so I understand that. But, next time be much clearer, because It did seems as if you were suggesting that each player should get a passport before any communications between the JFF and the players take place.
Especially, when you draw reference to M. Elliott that acquires his passport before being invited to camp.
Jamaica need to go out and invite players and should also have a system in place to help speed up the process of players documents.
Recall the US getting that French based bredda David Regis I believe his name was, who had to learn a second language, to be able to study and take the US citizenship test, and after he failed the first interview he was assigned a tutor to make sure he pass before the 98 world cup begin. That's showing interest to a player to let them feel wanted, both the players and country should show interest and commitments.