With just over a month to go before the CONCACAF leg of Olympic qualifiers, Lorne Donaldson, the man many thought would take over as Reggae Girlz head coach is adamant he will not take the job if outstanding salaries are not paid. The post of head coach became vacant after Hue Menzies, who guided the Reggae Girlz to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in June, resigned. With Donaldson being a member of the Reggae Girlz coaching staff for the last five years, it was felt he would be the likely successor to head the technical team. Last Friday JFF president Michael Ricketts told the media an announcement would have been made on Tuesday about Menzies’ replacement. However, Donaldson told RJR Sports on Wednesday there are conditions the JFF will have to meet before he considers taking over the programme. Donaldson, who is on the island conducting a joint camp with the Under 20 and Under 17 Reggae Girlz, argued that the uncertainty will impact Jamaica’s chances of advancing to the Olympic Games.
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JFF president Michael Ricketts told RJR Sports late Wednesday evening that the federation is trying to source the funds to pay the coaches