'Chung-Fah watched over over us' - Clarendon coach Hyde pays tribute to departed legend

By December 02, 2018

daCosta Cup-winning Clarendon College coach Lenworth Hyde has paid tribute to the late great Winston Chung-Fah, the former national coach who was himself a winner with the schoolboy football team.

Chung-Fah, who passed away last month at the age of 78, has been credited with putting together one of the greatest schoolboy football teams of all time.  Chung-Fah’s charges, of which Hyde was apart, claimed both the daCosta Cup and Olivier Shield titles in the 1977 and 1978 seasons.

The current crop is not yet quite of that ilk, but Hyde is confident his former coach would have been proud of their work ethic and attitude.

“I’m proud of how they delivered for me and the school.  It’s an excellent feeling.  Winston Chung-Fah, I know he is watching over us,” Hyde said, following the match.

“Nothing is easy.  I told them were had to get it the hard way and that was a true test character,” he added.

Goals for national striker Nicque Daley (51st) and a late Lamar Walker header gave Clarendon the dramatic win but only after the team’s goalkeeper Tafari Chamber was sent off in the 27th minute.

“They fought gallantly, nothing was given to us on a platter, we had to work for it and we have been working hard all season.  The efforts and the sacrifices that they made showed in the game.”

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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