'Tappa' inks long term deal with JFF

Voice of JFF president Michael Ricketts

Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore has finally put to pen to paper after signing a four year contract as head coach of Jamaica's national senior football team. President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts confirmed with RJR Sports that the four year contract to run from June 1 of this year to December 31, 2022, was signed around midday on Monday.

“I would like to express my delight on behalf of the JFF that we have finally signed an agreement. We now have a contractual document with coach Whitmore. There are minor changes (in the contract) and we got those corrected,” said Ricketts. Whitmore who stepped down as head coach after being unhappy with the initial offers from the federation, withdrew his resignation in April after the intervention of Sports Minister Olivia Grange.

While not disclosing the financial components of the contract, the JFF boss says both parties are satisfied with the terms and conditions. “He has asked that we do not discuss his remuneration publicly and I would want to adhere to that,” said the JFF president. Whitmore will now look to prepare the Reggae Boyz for the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League in September.



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