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JFF, Schaefer reach settlement on severance package

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2016 | 8:06 PM
JFF president Captain Horace Burrell and outgoing coach Winfried Schaefer

Andre Lowe, Special Projects Editor - Sports

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and outgoing coach Winfried Schaefer have reportedly reached an agreement on the severance package to be paid to the German after he was fired following the failed World Cup qualifying bid.

JFF General Secretary Raymond Grant confirmed that an agreement has been reached on the fees to be paid to Schaefer, but noted that this figure has not yet been honoured.

"What I can tell you is that both parties came to an amicable solution. We discussed the separation agreement and it's just for the JFF to handle the payment," Grant said.

Under Schaefer, the Reggae Boyz finished last in the semi-final stage of the CONCACAF qualifiers with only one win, scoring only two goals and conceding the most (10) in their six games.

Schaefer's tenure on Jamaica’s bench was not without success, however, as the team captured the Caribbean Cup in 2014 and advanced to the final of the Gold Cup in 2015 where they lost 3-1 to Mexico.
 
Before taking control of the Reggae Boyz, Schaefer, coached African powerhouse, Cameroon.