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10 things about the late JFF president Captain Horace Burrell

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 6:46 PM
Burrell had been ill for the past year and was undergoing treatment at the Johns Hopkins Cancer Treatment Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

The 67-year-old president of the Jamaica Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell died Tuesday afternoon after suffering from an illness.

Burrell had been ill for the past year and was undergoing treatment at the Johns Hopkins Cancer Treatment Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

He is survived by his children: Dr. Tiphani Burrell-Piggott, Romario Burrell and Jaeden Burrell.

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Here are 10 things you should know about Captain Burrell:

1. Born February, 8, 1950 in May Pen, Clarendon

2. Received Jamaica’s fourth highest national honour, the Commander of the Order of Distinction (CD) in 1998.

4. Received the highest award, Order of Merit, from the world football governing body, FIFA.

5. Founder, the Captain’s Bakery and Grill in 1995 and Captain’s Aviation Services in 2008.

6. Served as President of the Jamaica Football Federation between 1994 and 2003, and from 2007 until today.

7. Was the chief architect for Jamaica’s historic qualification to the FIFA World Cup in France 1998.

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8. Was the Senior Vice President of CONCACAF and a former Vice President of the CFU.

9. Served as a member of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and a Vice President of the Jamaica Olympic Association.

10. Under his leadership, Jamaica also qualified for three FIFA youth World Cup tournaments: Under 17 New Zealand 1999, Under 20 Argentina 2001 and Under 17 Mexico 2011.