“Yesterday’s resignation of the enigmatic striker Marlon King from international football was indeed a bombshell, but the mission to lure old and new players to the Reggae Boyz cause continues apace.

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Captain Horace Burrell, who is leading a three-man team to the United Kingdom to sway talent for Jamaica’s CONCACAF final round, said it’s unfortunate King decided to quit at this time.

“It’s unfortunate that things have ended the way they have, but I was aware that his decision would hinge on what came out of discussions with his family. He told me that the matter of Jamaica has caused him so much pain… he met with his family and it was decided that this was the best course of action and we have to respect that,” Burrell said from England yesterday.

The football executive thanked the Birmingham City striker for his contribution to the nation’s football, having scored 12 goals from 21 appearances since making his debut in 2004.

“Marlon has contributed greatly to the development of Jamaica’s football and we thank and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.” – From The Jamaica Observer

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