STATHS taking nothing for granted
Last year's beaten Manning Cup finalist, St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS), is taking nothing for granted in their quest for a second hold on the coveted title.
With goalkeeper and captain Jeadine White involved in the national Under-23 and national senior teams, he could be unavailable for STATHS during the schoolboy season that kicks of tomorrow.
White played a big role in leading STATHS to the final last year, where they lost on penalty kicks to Jamaica College last December at the National Stadium.
The 18-year-old who is in his final year at the Bumper Hall based institution, rose to prominence two years ago when he played a role in his club Cavalier winning the KSAFA Super League title, and the promotion play-off series two seasons ago. He was also a regular in the Red Stripe Premier League team that finished in the top six last season.
STATHS goalkeeper coach Omar Williams, who is also an uncle of White, said that they have two quality back-up 'keepers who can be called upon whenever White is unavailable for schoolboy football.
"The other goalkeepers (Ricardo Laing and Raheem Abrahams) are doing well in training and ready whenever Jeadine is unavailable." Williams told STAR Sports during a training session earlier this week.
Williams is confident that STATHS can go all the way and add to their only Manning Cup title, which was won 31 years ago.
"I am confident that they can do one better this year by winning the title. The coaching staff have been working with the team in the summer and the players are getting there", he shared.
STATHS will open their campaign against Papine next Monday.