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Waterhouse part ways with 'Tuffy'

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Waterhouse Football Club has parted ways with veteran striker Jermain 'Tuffy' Anderson, citing a new vision for the St Andrew-based club.

New Waterhouse FC President, Donovan White, said the decision reflects a change of focus.

"The executive of the club has taken a long evaluation of last season's performance (where Waterhouse struggled) and has shifted our vision," White, who returned to Waterhouse during the pre-season, told The Gleaner yesterday.

"We have met with Mr Anderson and expressed our gratitude for his 10 years of service to the club. We parted in an amicable way. Our focus is how do we continue to develop our cadre of youth players. We are planning for the future," the president explained.

"He (Anderson) is a free agent and can do what he wants," he also added.

Asked to comment, Anderson said: "I will contact you."

New Waterhouse coach for the Red Stripe Premier League 2016-17 season, Marvin Tate, said: "He (Anderson) last trained with the team last week Tuesday.

"The way forward is youth. We have a very promising, nice set of youngsters," Tate also said.

Waterhouse have registered new players such as Nathaniel Leslie from Tru-Juice FC, Odean Edwards (Tru-Juice), Keno Simpson (Barbican), Akino Bailey (Barbican), Ramone McGregor (Barbican), Keshawn Fender (New Kingston), Kevin Kellyman (Rae Town), Cordian Palmer (Maverley/Hughenden), Lenworth Pine (Rivoli United), Diego Haughton (August Town), Chad Polson (Cooreville Gardens), Adrian Robinson (New Kingston) and Romario Willis (Central Kingston).

Waterhouse are scheduled to face the University of the West Indies (UWI) FC in the opening fixture on Sunday at UWI Bowl, Mona, starting at 3:30 p.m.

- M. S.