I underachieved, says Duckie

May 22, 2017
Humble Lion player Ricardo Cousins (left) with coach Donovan Duckie.

Donovan Duckie has admitted to being an underachiever after he failed in another bid to guide a club to the National Premier League title.

"Yes. I am an underachiever," Duckie who coached at several other premier league clubs, told STAR Sports at the end of the Red Stripe Premier League semi-final between Humble Lion and Arnett Gardens.

Duckie's club Humble Lion lost 1-0 and 3-1 on aggregate to the St Andrew team.


Failed to spark


"It was tough, a long season. We had our moments, a penalty miss and other chances. Kudos to Arnett. We did our best," Duckie said.

When STAR Sports quizzed Duckie about his future in the premier league, he cut the interview and walked away.

Humble Lion came into the game 1-2 down, but failed to spark and Arnett had the ascendancy. Arnett scored when Fabian Reid netted in the 72nd minute. That was his fifth goal from the team's last four games. Humble Lion was awarded a penalty kick after Arnett's captain Oneil 'Bigga' Thompson handled a ball inside the area.

The resulting penalty kick was hit on to the upright by Francois Swaby. Two minutes later, Rafe Wolfe also missed a sitter.

This is Humble Lion's third straight season been knocked out at the semi-final stage.

Duckie also coached at premier league clubs Portmore United, Waterhouse, St George's United, Sporting Central Academy, and he was also the Jamaica national Under-17 and Under-20 coach.

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