Lion hitch title hopes on Duckie

September 16, 2016
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Tivoli's Kenmar Daley (left) moves away from Humble Lion's Andrew Vanzie for the ball in a Red Stripe Premier league encounter at the Edward Seaga playfield on March 3, 2015.

Humble Lion Football Club broke into the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final four for the second successive year last season and the Clarendon club have their sights set on the top prize this term.

The club hierarchy strongly believe Donovan Duckie is the man to lead them to the promised land.

Duckie qualified the team for the semi-finals for the first time in the club's history in the 2014-2015 campaign.

However, he left at the start of the last season. Vassell Reynolds took over and helped the team to the semi-finals, where they lost to Portmore United.

Now, Duckie is back.

"He is one of the best coaches in the league and one of the best in the country by far. So we have regained (his) services," club manager Sheldon Holness told STAR Sports.

"He has brought to the table a very high level of professionalism, a high level of tactical awareness, and sharpness and I believe the players we have will take us all the way," he added.

Holness was also optimistic and positive about the team's abilities.

"These players are ready and raring to go. The guts and the grit we want in this team is currently showing. In the backs of our minds, we were unfairly done by last season because of Ricardo Dennis, but he has been cleared to play now and we have a fairly good mixture of youth and experience, and we are confident that the guys will pull it off," he said.

Holness says Duckie's presence has energised the team and the community now has high hopes of taking the title this season.

"We have all the confidence in Donovan and our chairman, Mike Henry, has put things in place to win the league this year," he said.

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