Kwame Steede happy to be back with Devonshire Cougars
Kwame Steede says he is happy to be back at the helm as coach of Premier Division side Devonshire Cougars.
The former club midfielder has rejoined the club after a coaching stint at crosstown rivals Dandy Town, replacing Vance Brown only two weeks into the season.
“It feels good to be back,” Steede told The Royal Gazette.
“I didn’t think football was going to get started due to the pandemic, but it’s nice to be back.”
The former Bermuda player has taken over the reigns from Brown as part of a technical shuffle at Devonshire Recreation Club.
Brown, who was replaced less than a week after Cougars’ 1-0 season-opening loss against Dandy Town on October 30, now serves as director of football.
Steede’s first match back at the helm was a hard-fought 2-2 draw against St George’s in the Premier Division at Wellington Oval on Sunday.
The visiting side were unfortunate not to have come away with maximum points, having created more clear-cut chances in a scrappy affair that was played in steady rain throughout.
“I wouldn’t say it was a frustrating first game back as I thought I saw a lot of positives,” Steede said. “I was just a little disappointed that we didn’t come away with three points.”
Steede, who won countless league and cup honours during his playing days at Cougars, has all but ruled out doubling up as player-coach as he did at Dandy Town.
“I can’t say that because I think the team is good enough to play without me, so I don’t think I’m going to play,” he added.
“I think we have quality. This is a quality team that’s young and is balanced with a mixture of national squad members.”