Veteran coach Vin Blaine and his technical staff have been retained to lead Jamaica’s senior women’s national football team, the Reggae Girlz.
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) made the announcement Tuesday in a press release. It said it acted on the recommendation of its Technical and Development Committee.
“In its report, subsequent to an initial investigation into concerns expressed by team members, the committee cited there was insufficient evidence to warrant any such change in personnel at this time,” the JFF said. It did not specify what matters were investigated.
However, the JFF said the report of the technical committee highlighted that “it’s in the best interest of the JFF to continue on its present course with the current coaching staff, where the progress will be closely monitored and evaluated periodically”.
“Further, based on the results so far and with less than two months before the Concacaf Women’s qualifying tournament gets underway in Mexico, it is felt that introducing changes at this time would not be prudent,” the statement added.
The JFF has expressed “full confidence” in the coaching staff and the team members but recognises the need to share in and support the process with some critical core values of the organisation, including professionalism, teamwork and respect.
The JFF has committed to “put everything in place, within its powers, to ensure the team is comfortable and can perform at their optimum to achieve Jamaica’s second consecutive qualification to the FIFA Women’s World Cup”.