'Tappa' unsure about future
National senior interim football coach, Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore, is unsure about his future with the team he as he was only named to oversee the Reggae Boyz for their last two Caribbean Cup Group I qualifiers against Guyana and Suriname.
Whitmore guided the team to a 4-2 extra-time away to Guyana before wrapping up the group with a 1-0 victory against Suriname at the National Stadium on Sunday.
As a result the team secured their place in the 2017 CFU Caribbean Cup semi-final as well as the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, but despite his good work with the group of mainly locally-bred players, the 1998 two-goal World Cup hero told STAR Sports that his future still hangs in the balance.
"I was appointed to be the coach for these two games. I don't know what the future holds or what the plans are going forward, so I am waiting to see what the federations does after this," he said.
"But I have to thank the JFF for giving me a second chance. We all live and we learn and I still have lot to offer to the country, but for now I will just have to wait and see. But I am and will always be available to serve the country," he stated.
The former midfielder thought the contingent of local-bred players applied themselves well over the two matches and he would love the opportunity to continue building this new team for the future.
"Rosario Harriot and Ewan Grandison, I was very pleased with their performances as two local players and this shows that if you guide and give them the chance they can offer a lot to the country. These are a set of players I would love to work with going forward," he said.