Lorne Donaldson part ways with the Jamaica Football Federation

Lorne Donaldson is  no longer the man in charge of Jamaica’s national senior women’s football team. 

Donaldson who led the reggae girls to an historic round of 16 appearance at the recent FIFA women’s world cup finals in Australia and new  Zealand saw his contract come to an end ……………….. after Jamaica faced Canada in the return leg of the two-way Olympic playoff earlier this week at the BMO field in Toronto where they lost 2-1 on the night to go down 4-1 on aggregate.

Irie Fm sports has learnt that the technical committee of the Jamaica football federation did not endorse his re-engagement……….leaving the federation now in search of a new coach to guide Jamaica’s campaign to qualify for the inaugural Concacaf Women’s Gold Cup which begins next month.

A release from the JFF…..the local governing body for football says the decision to part company followed an extended discussion at the JFF offices where both parties agreed the contract would not be renewed

In  the  meantime  there  were  indications  that  the  JFF  was  ready  to  part  company  with  Donaldson   prior  to  the  start  of  world  cup, following  an  incident   ahead  of  a  team  bonding   initiative  when  he  told  a  director  of  the  JFF that  the  girls  would  not  stay  on  the  bus  to  Ocho  Rios  if  she  boarded  the  bus.

This  sparked  outrage  among  the JFF  leadership  and  led  to  Donaldson  being  summoned  to  an early  morning  meeting  at  the  JFF.

It is likely that assistant coach Xavier Gilbert could be called in to fill the slot on a temporary basis. 


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