JFF make a decision about Reggae Girlz head coach October 26

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is to make a decision on October 26 regarding the Reggae Girlz head coach, Hue Menzies.

Hue Menzies, head coach of Jamaica's Reggae Girlz (Photo: fifa.com)
Hue Menzies, head coach of Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz (Photo: fifa.com)

It is understood that the JFF will have a board meeting on that date, during which members of the executive will decide Menzies’ fate.

The board meeting will discuss a variety of ongoing issues that involved JFF’s partners, players and other stakeholders.

The Reggae Girlz, since their qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup last year, have been dogged by issues, including players striking over not being paid, coaches voicing concerns about not being paid and Cedella Marley, the Girlz’ ambassador, complaining about being unfairly treated.

Jamaica's Reggae Girlz pose for a pre-match photo.
Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz pose for a pre-match photo.

Menzies coached the team in their qualification stages and again at the Women’s World Cup in France in July and practice matches afterwards.

He was, however, absent during the Girlz recent first-round Olympic qualifiers against Cuba, Barbados, St Lucia and United States Virgin Islands, which were all played at the National Stadium.

Reports have indicated that he was unhappy about not being paid. It is understood that while the JFF has since paid Menzies, the body continued with the coaching staff that guided the team in the first match and will now decide on the next move on October 26.