Charlie on course for Manning Cup title - Waite

October 09, 2015
@Normal:Charlie Smith High's Alton Lewis (right) shielding the ball from St Andrew Technical's Rasdia Sullivan during a Manning Cup match at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex last Saturday. Charlie Smith won 3-0.

?Charlie? on course for Manning Cup title

- Waite

Shayne Fairman

STAR Writer

NOT one to shy away from any competitor, veteran football coach Jerome Waite believes his know how, experience, and astute eye for detail will see an ordinary Charlie Smith team blossom into Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup champions soon.

Charlie Smith were beaten finalists last year. So far this season, the team have been large and in charge of Group D courtesy of 16 points, with two games remaining.

It means the Trench Town-based institution are on course to battle for all four trophies, as they are group winners and qualify for the FLOW Super Cup.

?We take it in strides; now is the preliminary round, the most important thing is to get out of the zone and then we think about the second round when it comes,? said Waite.

?There is a lot of room for improvement where this team is concerned. They are learning a system that they have never ever played. The majority of these youngsters it?s the first time they are playing in a system, so it?s a learning process for them,? he added.

Waite, who is also coach of Red Stripe Premier League champions Arnett Gardens, noted that his team will remain undeterred by wealthier schools in the competition, and are happy assuming the underdog position.

?That?s a part of Jerome Waite philosophy; it?s not having the resource that will prevail It?s the performance at the end of the day, and what you can bring forth to these youngsters to understand where football is concerned,? he assured.

?As I say, we are taking it one step at a time. It?s a building process this year so hopefully next year we can be a power house,? Waite told STAR Sports.

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