Sun, Jul


For­mer se­nior na­tion­al foot­ball cap­tain Reynold George passed away on Thurs­day while do­ing what he en­joys most—coach­ing foot­ball at Squadron Ground in Trinci­ty. He was 68.

George, who cap­tained the na­tion­al team for eight years dur­ing the 1970s and 1980s and won over 70 caps, col­lapsed and died from a heart-at­tack while clos­ing a coach­ing ses­sion with the SKHY Foot­ball Acad­e­my, where he was se­nior youth coach.

Born in Egypt Vil­lage, Point Fortin, George was a mem­ber of the RSSR Foot­ball Acad­e­my named af­ter lo­cal foot­ball icons Rus­sell Tesheira, Sel­ris Fi­garo, Sam Llewellyn and him­self.

The for­mer Maple and na­tion­al cen­tral de­fend­er, who resided in John John, Laven­tille, leaves to mourn four chil­dren (two boys and two girls).

His friends and mem­bers of the foot­ball fra­ter­ni­ty yes­ter­day ex­tend­ed con­do­lences to his fam­i­ly.

SOURCE: T&T Guardian