Jamaica Football Federation
Photo: President of the Jamaica Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell
The President of the Jamaica Football Federation, captain Horace Burrell is dead. Burrell who had been ailing for some time passed away peacefully in Florida on Tuesday.
Burrell had the vision and foresight need to get Jamaica to qualify for the World Cup of football in 1998 in his first stint as President of the JFF between 1994 and returned to the top post in 2007 until the time of his passing, he was 67 years old.
Photo: Captain Horace Burrell, President of the Jamaica Football Federation
Captain Horace Burrell, President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), fell ill just days ahead of the start of the Copa Centenario, while on official business in the United States of America, where the tournament will be played.
Jamaica has been invited to play in the tournament as the Copa America celebrates 100 years. Burrell is currently hospitalized while he undergoes a series of tests to determine the cause of his illness.
Photo: Jermaine Hue
News broke last week, following a meeting involving the Jamaica Football Federation Hierarchy and its disciplinary committee and members of the legal team for embattled and sidelined footballer Jermaine Hue, that the athlete is cleared to resume his football career.
Hue was served a ban by the Football association authorities after deciding to take legal action against them following his ban from international football due to a failed drug test, which he served from September 2014 to may 2014.
Photo: JFF President - Captain Horace Burrell
The supreme body governing local football, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has reacted angrily to utterances made the PLCA. In a tersely worded press release, designed to clear the air they responded to claims made by the PLCA Chairman, Edward Seaga. The JFF is adamant that they have not interfered
but sought to assist in resolving the issues club football are now faced with.
Below is the full statement provided by the JFF: