The Caribbean football fraternity is saddened by news of the passing of former Reggae Boy Winston ‘Fanna’ Griffiths.
Thirty-three-year-old Griffiths, a former star player for Glenmuir High, died on Sunday night at a hospital in Kingston after a bout of illness.
Griffiths, 33, a former star player for Glenmuir High died Sunday night, October 23, at a hospital in Kingston after a bout of illness.
Griffiths made his debut for the Senior Team (Reggae Boyz) in 1998 and against Guatemala at age 20, the year Jamaica qualified for its only appearance in the FIFA Senior World Cup. That year he made 28 appearances for the national team scoring two times.
Griffiths, a midfielder, who played for Humble Lion in the Jamaican National Premier League last season, recently returned from Canada.
His Humble Lion teammate Kimroy Davis was with him hours before he died.
“(I’m) one of the person who saw him before he died. For the Humble Lion family, some players are closer to him than some, so we have mixed reactions (to his death) but for a player of his quality, (his passing) is a great loss to the football fraternity,” he said.
Griffiths also represented Galaxy, Hazard and Arnett Gardens locally and also played in the United States Major League Soccer.