Sunday 26 January, 2020

JFF mourns death of Edward Seaga

Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga.

Former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga.

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is mourning the death of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga.

He died on his 89th birthday in a Miami hospital on Tuesday where he had been receiving treatment for cancer and related complications.

A release from the JFF stated that "many will speak of his role as a statesman; as a long-serving Member of Parliament; of his love and promotion of all aspects of Jamaica's culture but it is his passion and love for football (and other sports), his awesome presence at club and national games and his sharp negotiating skills on behalf of the Premier League clubs, which many in football admired and respected."

The JFF release also stated that "his chairmanship of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) and the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) brought renewed energy, commercial support, and unity at the club level."

President of the JFF, Michael Ricketts in expressing his personal regrets stated that "Mr. Seaga and I had a great relationship as I served on the PFAJ while he was chairman. He taught me so many things about life and shared with me his personal life stories. I am truly saddened by the passing of this great human being"

The JFF expressed condolences to his entire family, the Premier League Clubs Association, Kingston and St Andrew Football Association, and the Tivoli Gardens FC.

At the time of his death, Seaga was Chairman of the PLCA.

 

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