Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
The head coach of Jamaica College's Manning Cup football team, Alfred Henry, could face further sanctions from the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) disciplinary committee, after he was banned for one year from all ISSA competitions.
The decision was reached yesterday at a disciplinary meeting, where Henry was charged with "verbally abusing the referee, thus bringing the game into disrepute", in the Manning Cup match between Jamaica College and Denham Town at Constant Spring Sports Complex on Saturday, November 10.
The suspension runs from November 28, 2012 to November 27, 2013. Henry got into an argument with assistant referee Omar Mills and had to be restrained by ISSA and JC officials as he advanced towards the assistant referee, who was instrumental in his dismissal from the game.
However, Henry's troubles is not over as yet, as he is set to face ISSA's disciplinary committee regarding another incident, as he launched a tirade at match officials after his team's 1-0 defeat to Wolmer's Boys in the final of the Walker Cup KO competition last Saturday at the National Stadium.
Henry has since resigned as head coach of JC following Saturday's incident, during which he said the officiating was tantamount to "robbery".
could face further charges
Despite Henry's resignation, ISSA's competitions officer, George Forbes, told The Gleaner yesterday that further charges could be laid against the coach, once he is found guilty of an offence.
"He committed the violation while he was the coach of JC and so he will still have to answer to the charges if there is any," Forbes said.
"It doesn't work like that, because you can't do something wrong and then just resign and nobody can't trouble you," he said.
Forbes added that his organisation is yet to receive the match report from the referee, but once he is deemed to have committed a violation, Henry will be summoned to a disciplinary hearing.