The Jamaican football fraternity has been plunged into mourning with news of the stabbing death of national U20 player, Tarania ‘Plum Plum’ Clarke.
Clarke, 20, was killed on Thursday night during a dispute with another female in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew.
Clarke was the captain of Waterhouse FC in the Jamaican Women’s Premier League and last represented Jamaica in the Caribbean leg of the Olympic Qualifiers in October. The defender was also part of the national senior team in the build up to the World Cup and later as part of the team in Peru at the Pan Am Games.
Reports from the Half-Way Tree police are that about 8.50 pm, the women – said to be acquaintances – had a dispute over a cell phone. During the altercation a knife was used to stab Clarke. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The lady who stabbed Clarke has been taken in custody by the police.
It has been revealed that Clarke , affectionately called ‘Plum Plum’ was set to leave Jamaica in January 2020 for school at Daytona University in Florida and was awaiting the completion of paperwork.