Jamaica's Football Coach Theodore "Tappa" Whitmore Fired!

by DHRW
(Jamaica)


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras:

National senior men's team football coach, Theodore Whitmore, is to resign from his position.

He confirmed that he had been requested to do so by Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell.

This follows the Reggae Boyz' 2-0 defeat to Honduras, at the Honduras National Stadium in Tegucigalpa last night.

"He asked me to ... we had a meeting last night," Whitmore confirmed, as the team prepared to depart.

"I am going to," Whitmore told The Gleaner this morning from his room at the Real Intercontinental Tegucigalpa hotel when asked if he has resigned from his position with the JFF.

As he was getting ready for the team departure and pressed for time, Whitmore promised to say more.

Burrell was not yet available for comment, but Whitmore said they will be having a press conference.

The decision does not come as a surprise.

The team has failed to win a match in six outings in CONCACAF final round World Cup Qualifying (WCQ).

Tuesday night’s loss was the team’s fourth in succession and third in eight days.

Jamaica had lost back-to-back home games last week against Mexico and the United States, following a 2-0 defeat at Costa Rica on March 26.

In post-game interviews last night, Whitmore had been asked if he feared being sacked.

“Once you’re hired you can be fired,” he said.

Whitmore is a former Reggae Boyz captain and two-goal World Cup hero; his strikes enabling Jamaica to win its only match at its only senior World Cup Finals appearance, at France '98, when they beat Japan 2-1.

He is the second Jamaican coach to be sacked in Honduras, as Brazilian Rene Simoes was fired by Burrell after a loss virtually eliminated the team from World Cup Qualifiers in 2008.

When Simoes had been sacked in 2008, the decision was announced to the Jamaican media travelling with the team at a hastily arranged briefing at the Honduran airport.

Now, the Jamaica team is in a similar position as it is at the bottom of the six-nation standings on two points.

They are not yet out of the race, but far worse off.

Barring Panama, all the other contenders in the Hexagonal gained distance Tuesday night in the hunt for a spot at next year’s Finals in Brazil.

The United States extended their winning streak, a 2-0 margin over previously undefeated Panama, to take control of the elimination with 10 points.

Mexico drew goalless at the Azteca for the fourth time in the Hex, against Costa Rica, as both inched up to eight points, while Honduras’ victory catapulted them up the standings to seven points, as they leapfrogged Panama, on six.

Jamaica and Mexico have played six matches, while the others have played five. Each will play 10.

The top three automatically qualify for Brazil, while fourth will play Oceania champions New Zealand in home and away play-offs for another spot.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Music news...

Let Us Help You Find Your Favorite Reggae Song

Are you searching for a Reggae Music Song, Dancehall Music Song, Ska or Rocksteady song but can find it anywhere?, Chances are we can.

It's very simple, just send us the name/titled of the song you are searching for and we will do the rest for a small fee. Contact us now!

Promote your Festivals, Albums, Singles, Videos, Parties and Dances with us and get the best results {CLICK HERE FOR PROMOTIONAL PACKAGES}

Promote your projects on Dancehallreggaeworld  Click here for more information

What's New? What is the very latest? Click here and get the very latest additions.

Looking For Something Special?  - In most cases, we have what you are looking for. Just search the entire site using this Google Search bar (below).

Your search results will appear in an overlay window.

Home I Reggae Lyrics I VideosDancehall Riddim I Dancheall Singles I Sound Effects I Whats New I Reggae Riddims

Articles On Dancehall Reggae World You Might Have Missed ......

You are welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this) videos, breaking news, albums, new songs and promotions from players in the Dancehall and reggae music industries, send direct to your inbox.

You can also follow us for my updates! Link up @ Facebook |Twitter |Instagram

Promotions

Recent Articles

  1. Reggae artiste Alaine Journey Official Video

    Apr 21, 18 02:09 PM

    Reggae artiste Alaine Journey Official Video - Female Reggae singer Alaine has released the visuals for her single "Journey" and it's a happy one.

    Read More

  2. Charly Black Ft Chris Martin - Wine Up Fi Me Lyrics

    Apr 21, 18 01:34 PM

    Charly Black Ft Chris Martin - Wine Up Fi Me Lyrics - So many pretty girls in this party So many sexy girls in this party Gyal whine to me like you wanna blow my mind Baby i'm yours and you are mine I…

    Read More

  3. Dancehall artiste Cutty Ranks gets higher Rank

    Apr 21, 18 12:45 PM

    Dancehall artiste Cutty Ranks gets higher Rank - CUTTY Ranks is beaming with pride as a song he recorded in 1997, Cosita Mix, has been remixed and has generated over 107 million views online in its fi…

    Read More

  4. Young Blood Presents The Party Party Riddim

    Apr 21, 18 12:12 PM

    Young Blood Presents The Party Party Riddim - Young Blood Records have just released what some music insiders are saying will be the next big riddim to rule the dancehall space.

    Read More