Tarania Clarke, Captain of Jamaican National League side Waterhouse FC passed away on Friday night after reportedly being stabbed over a phone dispute.
The 20-year old midfielder couldn’t survive the stab wounds as she was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
According to police statement, Tarania was killed during a fight with another woman over a cellphone.
Officials say the unidentified woman is currently in custody pending investigations.
Jamaican Football Federation president, Michael Ricketts in the wake of the unfortunate incident has expressed his sympathies with the bereaved family.
“The Jamaica Football Federation is indeed deeply saddened by the untimely passing of young Ms. Clarke, someone who would have shown so much promise, not just as a player but as a person.
“I must use this opportunity to personally and certainly on behalf of the JFF extend my most profound condolences to the immediate family members and friends of Ms. Clarke, her school family at Excelsior and of course her club Waterhouse”, the statement read.
He went on to charge young Jamaicans to desist from violence.
“The JFF must give as much support as we can during this time of bereavement to her mother and close friends. Indeed, we are truly saddened. I want to use this opportunity to implore our young persons to find different ways to solve our issues than just taking the lives of your loved ones.”
Tarania Clarke who was due a scholarship next year in the United States has represented the Jamaican national team on three occasions.