Pinnock happy with Gold Cup execution

June 20, 2019
President of Concacaf Victor Montagliani watches from the stands as Jamaica down Honduras 3-2 at the National Stadium.
President of Concacaf Victor Montagliani watches from the stands as Jamaica down Honduras 3-2 at the National Stadium.
Leon Bailey executes a sublime pass beyond the comprehension of Honduran Henry Figueroa to set up Jamaica’s opening goal in their opening match of the 2019 Gold Cup.
Leon Bailey executes a sublime pass beyond the comprehension of Honduran Henry Figueroa to set up Jamaica’s opening goal in their opening match of the 2019 Gold Cup.
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Paula Pinnock, managing director of Free Your Image (FYI) consultancy group, the project manager of the Jamaica leg of the 2019 Gold Cup tournament, said Concacaf is very pleased with their execution and organisation of the event.

Jamaica hosted two matches in the tournament for the first time on Monday when Curacao tackled El Salvador and The Reggae Boyz battled Honduras in Group C.

Pinnock told STAR Sports that the regional body was very delighted with the undertaking of the event because they have not received any negative feedback from any of parties involved.

"Things went very well because we are very pleased with the outcome, the organisation, and the execution," said Pinnock.

"The teams overall were pleased because we didn't get any complaints and Concacaf left here very happy," she said.

"It was an honour for us to execute this event because it was a whole new experience. We have executed for Samsung and we did the Coca Cola World Cup tour when it came here, but it was something different about this as it was a whole different animal," Pinnock said.

She added that successful staging of the event goes to show that the country has the capabilities of staging successful international competitions.

"I think that Concacaf left here pleased that it was not a wrong decision bringing the Gold Cup to Jamaica," said Pinnock. "I think that they left here believing that we can host a world-class tournament because we got a lot of high marks on the security management," she pointed out.

"As far as we stand, in terms of field preparation and stadium preparations, we did not get any complaints coming to us from Concacaf or the match commissioner," said Pinnock. "Overall, no incidents were reported that needed to be highlighted or addressed and so everything went smoothly," she stated.

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