A member of Jamaica’s women’s national football team has been stabbed to death in a fight over a mobile phone, police have revealed.
Tarania Clarke, 20, a midfielder for Jamaican club, Waterhouse, was knifed when fighting with another woman in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, Jamaica.
The stabbing of Clarke, who goes by the nickname Plum Plum, occurred at around 8:50 pm Thursday night.
In a statement, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts told BBC Sport: ‘The JFF is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of young Ms Clarke – someone who would have shown so much promise, not just as a player but as a person.
‘I must use this opportunity to personally, and certainly on behalf of the JFF, extend my most profound condolences to the immediate family members and friends of Ms Clarke, her school family at Excelsior and, of course, her club Waterhouse.
‘The JFF must give as much support as we can during this time of bereavement to her mother and close friends.’
Officials said the unidentified woman has been detained.
Clarke was a midfielder for Waterhouse.
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