CONCACAF mourns T&T footballer’s passing

George Town (Cayman Islands), Jan 2 (IANS/CMC) CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association of Football) president Jeffrey Webb has expressed sadness on the death of Trinidad and Tobago defender Akeem Adams.

Adams, 22, died in Budapest on Monday after being hospitalised following a heart attack in September and subsequently undergoing several operations. He fell into a coma Saturday after suffering a massive stroke, reports CMC.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they grieve this loss,” said Webb Wednesday.

“We also extend our support to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and those in the football community who are affected by this tragic loss of a talented player, and much loved and respected young man.”

Adams represented his country at every level including the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in South Korea in 2007 and the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt in 2009.

He made his senior international debut in a friendly against Finland in January 2011 and at domestic club level he played for W Connection, United Petrotrin and Central.

A promising young player who had represented Trinidad and Tobago’s national teams at youth and senior levels, Adams had joined Hungarian club Ferencvaros in August.

–IANS/CMC

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