The football fraternity has been plunged into mourning today, following the stabbing death of a National Senior Women’s Football team player.
Dead is 20-year old Reggae Girl, Tarania “Plum Plum” Clarke.
The promising young defender was reportedly in line to take up a scholarship at a school in the United States in January.
Reports from the St. Andrew Central Police are, about 8:50 last evening, Clarke and another woman got into an altercation, reportedly over a cellular phone.
Reports are the female suspect had given the phone to Clarke as a gift.
But confronted her last night and demanded Clarke return the phone.
The woman then allegedly pulled a knife to stab Clarke.
The Reggae Girl was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The Police say the woman is in custody.
Clarke, affectionately called Plum Plum, was expected to have a promising career ahead.
She was set to attend Daytona University in Florida come January.
She represented the Reggae Girlz at the Under-15, Under-17, Under-20 and senior levels.
The central defender scored a handful of goals as the Reggae Girlz cruised through the Caribbean Round of Olympic qualifiers at the National Stadium, last month.
Clarke narrowly missed a spot on the Reggae Girlz squad as they made their first appearance at a FIFA Women’s World Cup in the summer.
As a schoolgirl, she captained the all-conquering Xavier Gilbert-coached, Excelsior High School female teams.
She followed her high school coach to Waterhouse Football Club, where she captained that team to last season’s women’s premier league title.