Stamford AFC striker Jordan Smith gets international call-up

Jordan Smith for Stamford v King's Lynn Town EMN-140828-143217001
Jordan Smith for Stamford v King's Lynn Town EMN-140828-143217001
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Daniels striker Jordan Smith has received an international call-up to play for Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean Cup in Jamaica later this month.

Smith will be available for Stamford AFC’s trip to Whitby on Saturday but will then travel out to the Caribbean to meet up with the squad.

He is expected to be away until about November 18.

Stamford manager David Staff said: “This has all happened very quickly.

“Although he will be clearly missed Jordan goes with the clubs very best wishes. It’ll be amazing experience for him. I could never deny a player such an opportunity.”

Antigua and Barbuda are currently enjoying their best ever run since making their international debut in 1972.

The Benna Boys - nick named because of the style of music to come from the islands - currently sit 70th in the world in the FIFA rankings.

Showing their vast improvement in recent years Antiga and Barbuda made it to the third round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brizil.

They received a bye from the first round of CONCACAF qualifiers and were grouped with the US Virgin Islands, Curacao and Haitiin in the second round.

They won five of their six matches to finish top of the group and progress to the third round where they were grouped with relative heavyweights the USA and Jamaica and Guatemala.

They finished bottom of the group, earning just a single point after securing a 0-0 draw with Jamaica, but they were never beaten by a significant margin.