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Reggae Boy Foster reportedly shot in Portmore

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 11:53 PM

There are unconfirmed reports that former Portmore United striker, Maalique Foster, was shot in the Southborough community of Portmore on Tuesday night.

News reaching The Gleaner, is that Foster and two other persons were shot in the incident and that the national representative was taken to hospital where he was said to be undergoing surgery.

Foster represented Jamaica College and won the Manning Cup title with the Old Hope Road-based school before joining Portmore United in 2015.

He left Portmore in 2018 for Costa Rican club Alajuelense. He is currently on loan with Israeli Premier Division side Ironi Kiryat Shmona.

The 23-year-old has represented Jamaica's senior team nine times, scoring four goals.

It brings to three the number of shooting incidents involving local footballers over the past few weeks.

Another former national player Jermaine 'Teddy' Johnson was shot and injured during a drive-by incident in early September, while another experienced National Premier League player is alleged to have been involved in the murder of a St Thomas businessman earlier this month.