Haiti pulls out of CONCACAF u-17 after malaria outbreak

Haiti stopped its participation in the tournament, currently being held in Jamaica, after three players fell sick to malaria. “Yes, it is true, medical tests have confirmed that the players are suffering from malaria,” said Haiti’s coach, Wilner Etienne. This is definitely another blow for the country. We have seen many times how sports can lift the spirits of many a nations. I wish all the young players well and a full recovery. And, hope they get another chance to participate in the region-wide tournament.

This news is coming from the Jamaica Gleamer and sportsjamaica.com.