President of (JFF) Jamaica Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell, is dead.
Burrell, who has been in the United States over the past weekend, was undergoing a series of medical tests.
He however passed away today at the age of 67 after suffering from an undisclosed ailment for sometime.
Burrell who led the Reggae Boyz to the 1998 World Cup in France.
Allowing Jamaica to become the first English speaking Caribbean country to accomplish that milestone
Burrell’s name also came up in a possible fraud which included then (CONCACAF) President Jack Warner.
Burrell’s name was soon after and immediately freed of any conspiracy allegations.
Captain as he was affectionately called was not only known for football, as he own one of the largest baking company in jamaica having several outlets which came and swept its way into the hearts and mouths of Jamaicans.
Jamaica has lost a great leader
tributes immediately started poring in from the likes of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, former Prime Minister Portia Simson Miller and opposition leader Peter Phillips.