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A sensational strike from Fulham’s Bobby Decordova-Reid launched Jamaica’s Gold Cup campaign in real style as the Reggae Boyz beat tournament debutantes Suriname 2-0 in Orlando.

After Shamar Nicholson had opened the scoring from the edge of the box in this Group C encounter, Decordova-Reid struck a magnificent dipping volley past the Suriname goalkeeper Warner Hahn after a defensive header fell invitingly at his feet 22 yards out. Fulham’s Michael Hector also started the game in a central midfield role – before being replaced after 72 minutes.

The Jamaicans are next in action against Guadeloupe on Friday night.