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Ferguson in limbo over future despite successful first season with JC

By December 09, 2019
Jamaica College fans in the stands for one of this season's many successes. Jamaica College fans in the stands for one of this season's many successes.

Jamaica College (JC) coach Davion Ferguson made a startling revelation after his side were pipped to the Olivier Shield title by returning all-island champions Clarendon College on Saturday inside the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

Speaking about the season he had as Jamaica College coach, Ferguson said it was good, but surprised SportsMax interviewer, Ricardo Chambers, when he said he didn’t know what the future held for him in relation to the JC team.

“I don’t know, I just don’t know,” said Ferguson when asked about whether or not he expected to have as good a season as his first, where he helped the side to a sixth ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup title in seven years.

JC qualified for the Manning Cup semi-finals despite only amassing two points in the competition’s quarterfinals and then proceeded to beat then defending Champions Kingston College (KC) on penalties in the semi-final before doing the same thing to St Andrew Technical High School in the final.

JC were turning the tables on KC, who beat them via penalties in the semi-final of the ISSA Champions Cup, a competition the victors went on to win.

In Saturday’s Olivier Shield final, JC looked comfortable against daCosta Cup Champions Clarendon College and went ahead in the 88th-minute of play, only to concede in the 95th minute and lose in the ensuing penalty shootout.

Ferguson was philosophical about the loss.

“We came here against an excellent CC team. We matched them, we got the go-ahead goal. Seconds to go and they got the equalizer from a goalkeeper’s error but they are youngsters and they will learn from this,” he said before analysing the season for Chambers.

“I believe overall, as a group, we did well,” he had said, before shocking the long-time commentator with his uncertainty over his future.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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