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JFF confident Whitmore will sign new contract

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer
Dalton Wint

General Secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF,) Dalton Wint, said he expects Reggae Boyz coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore to sign a new contract offered to him very soon.

Whitmore, along with his assistant, Jerome Waite, have headed the Reggae Boyz football coaching programme since 2016, but are yet to sign a two-year contract that was placed before them by the federation last October.

However, Wint told The Gleaner yesterday that the JFF will soon be meeting with Whitmore in an effort to convince the former national player to sign his new contract. He said there are a few sticking points but money is not the main issue.

"We are still having some conversations with Whitmore as it relates to the contract," said Wint.

"There is no deadline date for the signing of the contract ... because all we need from these people is a serious commitment to be a part of the programme, and we can go ahead with that," he said.

Wint added that the meeting with Whitmore will take place before the Reggae Boyz travel to Turkey for a friendly international match against South Korea on January 30.

"No date has been set to meet with him, but we will definitely have a sit-down with Whitmore before we head out (to Turkey)," said Wint. "He (Whitmore) is willing to work, and he is willing to continue coaching the national team, and so we are not having any serious issues here."