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Whitmore offered contract extension ahead of T&T friendly

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has offered Theodore Whitmore a new contract as coach of the national senior men's team, after his contract ended at the conclusion of the Gold Cup last month.

Whitmore was given an interim role by the late former JFF president Captain Horace Burrell, last year.

Now, interim JFF president Bruce Gaynor has decided to continue with the former national senior team captain and star midfielder. Whitmore guided Jamaica to a second-place finish in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament last month, where hosts United States edged Jamaica 2-1 in the final.

"We (the JFF) have offered him (Whitmore) a new contract which is not yet finalised. We will sit with Whitmore for discussions. He has agreed to coach the team in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago in that country on August 24," Gaynor told The Gleaner yesterday.




Whitmore named a 18-man squad of local players for the friendly international at the Hasley Crawford Stadium, starting at 7 p.m., Jamaica time.

Trinidad and Tobago next plays Honduras on September 1 in the CONCACAF Hexagonal round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers and is using this game as part of their preparation.

The game continues the commitment of the JFF to secure games on a regular basis for the national team as part of the rebuilding process of the team.

The squad will begin training on August 16. The full squad is: Amal Knight (UWI FC), Jamie Robinson (UWI FC), Ladale Ritchie (Montego Bay United), Javain Brown (Harbour View), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View), Alex Marshall (Cavalier SC), Kaheem Parris (Cavalier SC), Shawn Genus (Reno), Marvin Morgan (Arnett Gardens), Vishinul Harris (Arnett Gardens), Fabian Reid (Arnett Gardens), Leonardo Rankine (Sandals South Coast), Shamar Nicholson (Boys' Town), Shaven-Sean Paul (Portmore United), Michael Binns (Portmore United), Ewan Grandison (Portmore United), Ricardo Morris (Portmore United) and Rondee Smith (Portmore United).