Jamaica Football Federation President Captain Horace Burrell passed away Thursday. He was 67.
Burrell, who played an instrumental in helping the Reggae Boyz qualifying for the 1998 World Cup and wound up suspended from all soccer activity for six months starting Oct. 14, 2011 because of his involvement in the Caribbean Football Union corruption scandal.
According to the Jamaica Gleaner, Burrell had been ill for the past year and had been undergoing treatment for cancer at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Md.
CONCACAF said it was mourning Burrell’s death. “We offer our deepest condolences to the JFF, the family and friends of Captain Burrell,” the confederation said in a statement.
Burrell served as president of the JFF between 1994 and 2003, and from 2007 until his death. He also was the senior vice president of CONCACAF and a former vice president of the Caribbean Football Union.
He is survived by his children: Dr. Tiphani Burrell-Piggott, Romario Burrell and Jaeden Burrell.