Reggae Boyz and Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) reach agreement.

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The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) says it was able to head off a possible strike by players after both parties were claimed to have agreed to terms regarding fees related to the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Players and JFF officials, led by president Captain Horace Burrell, were engaged in a series of meetings on Monday night as both sides traded counter proposals as they searched for an amicable solution to the deadlock.

The players first indicated since arriving here that they were not satisfied with what was put on the table by boycotting a training at the Stubhub Centre on Monday evening.

According to Burrell, in addressing Jamaican journalists here, the JFF had offered the Reggae Boyz “100 per cent of whatever will be earned” from the Gold Cup, a sum which could soar to US$1 million (J$112 million) if they win the tournament.

But the players, it was said, had demanded more. JFF officials would not say what the specifics of the players demand was, but by all indications, it appeared to be more than the 100 per cent offer.

“In the end the players and the JFF came to an agreement and I can tell you that the Reggae Boyz will train tomorrow (Tuesday) and that they will lace up to face Costa Rica on Wednesday,” said Burrell.

Following the meetings which went on for hours, 18 Karat Reggae was unable to get comments from players regarding the matter.

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