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Memorial service for late coach Chung Fah tomorrow

Friday, December 14, 2018

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A memorial service for the life of former technical director of the Jamaica Football Federation Winston Chung Fah will be held tomorrow at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, North Street, Kingston, starting at 10 o'clock.

Chung Fah died on November 8 in Miami, Florida, following a lengthy period of illness. A service of thanksgiving was held last Saturday, December 8, at the St Louis Catholic Church, Pinecrest, Florida, which had over 1,000 people in attendance.

The Clarendon-born Chung Fah founded Santos Football Club, coached Clarendon College to their first daCosta Cup success in 1977 and also coached Vere Technical High School, Campion College and The University of the West Indies. Further afield, he had stints at Scholars Sports Club and Academy FC, both in the Cayman Islands.

Chung Fah headed the highly successful Miami Classics from 1982 to 1995.

Internationally, he also coached the Jamaica Under-19 squad, was the first head coach of the Jamaica Women's football team, and was in charge of the Cayman Islands football programme as technical director.

A recipient of Fifa's highest honour, the Order of Merit, Chung Fah also holds the Order of Distinction (Commander Class), which he received from the Government of Jamaica in 2013 for his distinguished service to football.

After tomorrow's memorial service, teams that Chung Fah coached will be involved in friendly matches at nearby Winchester Park, St George's College, starting at noon.

Chung Fah is survived by wife Barbara, daughters Sharon, April, Michelle, and Teisha; four grandchildren and three brothers.

Among the people scheduled to speak and perform at the memorial service are minister with responsibility for sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange; Jamaica Football Federation President Michael Ricketts; former president of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association, Ambassador AB Stewart Stephenson and entertainers Dean Fraser and Ibo Cooper.

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