MoBay United hire another foreign coach

February 22, 2017
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Reigning Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Montego Bay United (MBU) have hired the former coach of USL club Cleveland City Stars, Rod Underwood, as technical adviser.

Underwood, who is already in St James with the club, will be in charge during the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship group stage, scheduled for March 1-5 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

He joins the club in a mutual agreement. Details were not revealed.

President of MBU Orville Powell said that they need an experienced football tactician heading into the CFU Club Championship.

"We are going into the CFU and I think we need the experience to guide us forward. We were trying to get him (Underwood) for over a year and now he is available," Powell told STAR Sports.

"Looking ahead, we are making changes and the new direction will be revealed in the next couple of weeks," Powell disclosed.

MBU are scheduled to host Group C, and will play against Grenades of Antigua and Barbuda on March 1, then face Elite of the Cayman Islands two days later, and close against Barcelona Atletico on March 5.

With regards to the preparation for the next week's group stage in the Second City, Powell said: " We are on target to host a good leg in St James.

"This is our third year in the tournament, so we should be better prepared to advance from the group stage and qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League next year," Powell concluded.

This is the fourth foreign coach the team has hired in the last five years.

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