T&T footballer Carter dies of heart attack

Published: March 1, 2014

Port of Spain (Trinidad), March 1 (IANS/CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago Sports Minister Anil Roberts said he was shocked at the passing of former national footballer Kevon Carter.

Carter, 30, died Friday after suffering a massive heart attack while training with his club and never recovered.

“Kevon was a strong young man who gave 10 years’ dedicated service to the national team from Under-23 to senior level, playing most recently in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup,” said Roberts.

“It is extremely disheartening to hear this news but I hope it serves as a wake-up call to all of us to pay closer attention to our health and wellness. When death comes so suddenly, it is always shocking and difficult to understand but I hope Kevon’s family and friends will cherish the time he spent with them.”

Carter earned 31 caps with the Trinidad and Tobago national team and scored give goals.

–IANS/CMC

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IANS 2014-03-01 15:08:05

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