First Premier League title Lion's goal


September 10, 2016
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Humble Lion's Francois Swaby (centre) is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's second goal against Portmore United in a Red Stripe Premier League encounter at the Effortville compound on Sunday, April 10.

After finishing in fourth position in the past two Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) seasons, Humble Lion FC is going all out to win the nation's elite league for the first time in its history.

To achieve that goal, the Clarendon-based outfit, under chairman Mike Henry, has brought back coach Donovan Duckie to lead the technical team. Duckie has selected promising coach Lenworth Gordon as assistant.

"We have depth in our squad of 27 players. We added a few players to the team as the plan is to win the league," the assistant coach, who is coaching in the Premier League for the first time, disclosed.

He was speaking to STAR Sports during the RSPL weekly press conference at Red Stripe last Thursday.

"Mr Henry is a winner who knows what he wants. He is doing his best to get everybody comfortable in order to get the job done," Gordon added.

Humble Lion started the new season on a high with a 2-0 win against Boys' Town at Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon, and will face Reno at Frome Complex in Westmoreland tomorrow in search of another win.

"We are definitely going for three points on Sunday against Reno. Although playing on the road, the plan is to win every game," he boldly said.

Gordon says he is confident in the club winning the RSPL because Duckie is a top coach in Jamaica.

"He (Duckie) is one of the best coaches here. He knows the league and has an impeccable knowledge of the sport."

Gordon has coaching stints at Garvey Maceo High and Glenmuir High in the daCosta Cup schoolboy competition, as well as at Treadlight FC and Bodles FC in the Clarendon FA league.

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