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Coach Wedderburn leaving STETHS for soul-searching

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey
Omar Thompson of Kingston College and Nickjay White (right) of St Elizabeth Technical High School battle during the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup final at Sabina Park on Saturday night.

Having failed to secure a trophy in the past two seasons, Omar 'Rambo' Wedderburn, head coach of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), said that he will be taking time away from the sport to reflect on what went wrong for his team throughout the season.

STETHS, who were one of the favourites to win this year's ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup title, were knocked out of the semi-final stages of that competition along with the Ben Francis Cup.

The latest defeat was a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Kingston College (KC) on Saturday in the final of the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup competition at Sabina Park.

"I am very disappointed because, like I said in previous interviews, I feel like a crashed car heading into a wall," said Wedderburn.

"Right now, I have to take time and reflect, and look back at the season and see where I went wrong as the coach. To be a man, you have to look and accept where you went wrong," he said.

He added that he was very disappointed that STETHS were not able to come away with at least of one the four trophies that were up for grabs this season.




"This just feels like I am walking backwards and I am a person that likes to go forward in life, and to lose out one year and then a second year, I don't know if it's a trend that is going to follow you. That is where you have to draw the line and think about what you are going to do," Wedderburn said.

He added that his players failed to carry out instructions and this led to their heavy defeat against KC on Saturday.

"I don't think this team had what it takes to win a title because of the goals that were scored against us this season. If you look at the goals in this game, the players are not following the instructions that we give them. So I don't think they have any championship quality in them," Wedderburn said.