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Lenny Hyde dedicates Olivier Shield win to the late Winston Chung Fa

By December 08, 2018
Clarendon College coach Lenny Hyde Clarendon College coach Lenny Hyde

In 1978, when Lenny Hyde held the Olivier Shield aloft, his coach at Clarendon College was Winston Chung Fa. In 2018, when Clarendon College again raised the shield, Chung Fa, now deceased, was also there.

Clarendon College, through a special goal from substitute, Andre Nicholson, claimed the all-island trophy, symbol of schoolboy supremacy, with a 1-0 win over Kingston College and Hyde, now the coach of the Rural Area team, believes the victory had much to do with Chung Fa.

“ … the 12th man on the team today was Winston Chung Fa,” said Hyde after speaking about the myriad of emotions he felt after the win.

According to Hyde, his charges had promised to win the all-island title, something no Rural Area team has done on its own since 2004, for Chung Fa, who passed away just last month.

“We carried out our mandate. We told him we were going to win it today and we delivered it today,” said an emotional Hyde.

The importance of the title showed in the way Clarendon College played according to Hyde.

Kingston College, the legendary Jamaican footballer, explained, pushed his team back, and the result was a matter of will.

“We couldn’t play the way we wanted to play today but the discipline and the determination that we showed today helped us across the line,” he said.

Hyde was part of a Clarendon College team in 1977 and 1978, that has largely been considered the best schoolboy football team of all time.

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