Jamaica Women's Soccer Coach Steps Down Post Historic World Cup
Jamaica's women's national soccer team coach, Lorne Donaldson, has decided not to renew his contract with the team, as confirmed by the country's football federation on Friday.
The 'Reggae Girlz' of Jamaica achieved a significant milestone by advancing to the knockout phase for the first time during their second appearance at the tournament held in Australia and New Zealand. However, their journey was halted in the round of 16 when they faced a defeat against Colombia.
In an official statement, the Jamaican Football Federation (JFF) revealed that the decision to part ways was mutually agreed upon. The JFF expressed gratitude to Lorne for his dedicated service to Jamaican football, especially for the pride he brought to the nation during the recent Women's World Cup.
The statement from the JFF read, "We are confident that he will have unlimited success in his future endeavors and wish him the very best."
This transition comes at a critical time, as it unfolds less than a month before the team is scheduled to participate in the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup qualifying. The JFF affirmed its commitment to swiftly appoint competent staff to ensure a seamless transition.
In related developments, defending Olympic champions Canada secured their place in the 2024 Paris Games by defeating Jamaica 2-1 in Toronto on Tuesday.