Jamaica’s Horace Burrell passes

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and the local football fraternity extends deepest condolences to the family of Captain Horace Burrell who passed away on Tuesday in the United States where he was undergoing medical treatment.

According to the Jamaica Gleaner, Burrell died after a long struggle with illness.

He was 67 years old.

Known as a strong leader, Burrell a captain in the Jamaica Defence Force rose to prominence with the military team before being elected to the JFF presidency in 1994.

Burrell was instrumental in Jamaica’s qualification to the 1998 FIFA World Cup Finals in France.

He was also a prominent figure in regional football holding several positions in the Caribbean Football Union and CONCACAF.

Burrell was also the founder of the restaurant chain The Captain’s Bakery and Grill and Captain’s Aviation Services.