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JFF will pay Menzies soon, says Wint

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:51 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) General Secretary Dalton Wint says that arrangements are now being made to pay over the monies owed to former Reggae Girlz head coach Hue Menzies.

Menzies, who led the Reggae Girlz to a historic qualification to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, decided against renewing his contract with the association last month after a lengthy dispute with the JFF over unpaid salaries and reimbursements as well as what he described as poor communication by the Michael Ricketts-led administration.

Wint told The Gleaner that the veteran coach is owed six months salary and that the federation is putting plans in place to ensure that those funds are paid to the coach as soon as possible.

“Mr Menzies is owed a part of his salary, and we are making sure that we are putting plans in place for that to be completed in the near future,” said Wint.

“We have indicated this to him, and it is best for people not to keep on promising but to deliver on their promise, and we will certainly deliver on this promise,” added Wint, who decided against disclosing the actual figure owed to Menzies.

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“I don’t want to put that on the record because it is a personal thing, and so I don’t think that is the right thing to do in fairness to Menzies,” said Wint.

“People have developed their own negative views of the JFF, and we want to keep that at a minimal, and for our part, we want to do all that the things that are positive towards the programme, and paying Menzies the money that is owed to him is a positive step for us,” he said.

“We are grateful for the contribution that he has made to the development of our female (players), and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” Wint said.

Meanwhile, efforts to get a comment from Menzies proved futile, with several calls to his mobile phone going unanswered.