20-year-old Jamaica midfielder dies after being stabbed in Kingston
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20-year-old Jamaica midfielder dies after being stabbed in Kingston

20 year old Jamaica women's international Tarania Clarke has died after a stabbing incident in the capital city Kingston the BBC reports.

In a statement to BBC Sport, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts said: "The JFF is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of young Ms. Clarke-omeone 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.

Support to the Family

"The JFF must give as much support as we can during this time of bereavement to her mother and close friends."

It is said the student died after a dispute over a mobile phone at about 8.50 pm local time on Thursday with the police arresting one woman after the incident.

Clarke, who played for Waterhouse FC, scored on her international debut in September's 12-1 win over Cuba in the Olympic qualifiers.