Former Jamaica Reggae Boyz footballer shot dead

Jamaica’s football fraternity was plunged into mourning following the shooting to death last week of former national player Irvino English.

According to media reports, the 42-year-old was gunned down in Waterhouse, a troubled community in western St. Andrew- a parish which borders the capital.

English, who earned five caps for the Reggae Boyz, between 2001-2002, was shot several times in the upper body, police said.

He had taken up coaching following his playing days which included a long career for leading domestic club Waterhouse.

Jamaica Football Federation General Secretary, Dalton Wint, described English’s death as a “huge loss to football.”

Jamaica recorded 116 murders last month in another violent start of the year. Last year, the country reported over 1300 murders.

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