Captain Horace Burrell, the president of Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) died this afternoon.
Horace Burrell was a captain in the Jamaica Defence Force. He elevated to become a prominent figure with the military team before being elected to the JFF presidency in 1994.
Burrell also held several positions in the Caribbean Football Union and CONCACAF.
Under the leadership of Captain Horace Burrell, the Reggae Boyz qualified for the 1998 World Cup in France.
Burrel was also the founder of the restaurant chain “The Captain’s Bakery and Grill” as well as “Captain’s Aviation Services.”
After a long struggle with illness, 67 years-old Captain Horace Burrell died overseas this afternoon.
Written by Stacey Fowler