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No affiliation with former national player suspected of shooting police – SVGFF


AS A young man of Brighton faces possible charges of armed robbery and attempted murder, one sporting organization has placed a gap between itself and the man.{{more}}

Last Friday, the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation issued a press statement, distancing itself from Dwaine Sandy, who once played for the national senior team.

“The president and executive members of the SVG Football Federation would like the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, and by extension the media houses to know and be advised, that in the matter relating to the shooting of officer Julanie Jack, and the individual suspected and wanted for questioning in this incident, that Mr Dwaine Darius Peters Sandy, is a past national player of the senior men’s football team of SVG, and not a current player,” the release, signed by general secretary Trevor Huggins said.

“We do pray for the best and speedy recovery for officer Jack, and also that the persons who were/are involved in this matter be brought to justice, “ the release went on to say.

Jack was shot twice on the morning of Thursday, June 13, when an office attendant employed with the St Vincent and the Grenadines Postal Corporation was robbed of a quantity of money.

The following day, police issued a release saying the 24-year-old was wanted for questioning in connection with the crime.

When SEARCHLIGHT contacted the Football Federation’s general secretary yesterday, Huggins was unable to indicate when Sandy played with the national senior team, except to say that he was dropped from the squad “sometime last year”.

Huggins was unable to say how many times Sandy, a goalkeeper, had played with the team.(JJ)