Going one step further: Waterhouse coach Marcel Gayle eyes RSPL title

August 03, 2018
File Waterhouse FC's Andre McFarlane goes up for a header with Portmore United defender Damono (right) Solomon in the Red Stripe Premier League final at the National Stadium on Monday, April 23. Portmore won 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 scoreline in regulation and extra time.

Newly appointed Waterhouse FC senior men's team head coach, Marcel 'Fuzzy' Gayle, is optimistic that he can carry the team to the 2018-19 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) title.

Gayle, who had left the club 10 years ago as an assistant coach and went to the University of the West Indies, returned to the Drewsland-based outfit last weekend after he penned a three year deal.

He is yet to win the national club title.

"I am really impressed," he told STAR Sports during the first week of preseason training. "It is one of the first preseasons that I have seen so many talent turned out. We are earmarking some players and trying to tie them down to contracts, but by next week we will be able to say definitely who are at Waterhouse as players.

"I have a pre-conceived notion. Waterhouse have been in the final last season. We want to go one step further. The only pressure is what I put myself under as a coach in terms of my personal goals," he added.

"I want to make it clear that it is a three year contract and I want to be in the final at the back end of the season. I have to be realistic and take it one step at a time. My first priority is to make it into the top six and take it from there," Gayle insisted.

Gayle, who hails from the Waterhouse community, came to prominence after he guided UWI to the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Major League and Super League titles and also won promotion to the RSPL three seasons ago.

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