Authorities in Jamaica say a member of the women’s national soccer team, Tarania Clarke has been stabbed to death.
Police said Friday, that 20-year-old Tarania was killed during a fight with another woman over a cellphone. The stabbing occurred late Thursday in the capital of Kingston.
Officials say the unidentified woman has been detained.
Clarke was a midfielder for the Reggae Girlz.
Clarke, who played for Waterhouse FC, scored on her international debut in September’s 12-1 win over Cuba in the Olympic qualifiers.
In a statement to newsmen, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts said: “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.”