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Brandon Murray was a 'real asset' to Clarendon — Henry

Monday, June 11, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon and Humble Lion Football Club boss, Mike Henry, has expressed regret at yesterday's killing of businessman and Sporting Central Academy operator, John Brandon Murray, in St Andrew.

Murray, co-founder of Sporting Central Academy and a top land developer who rehabilitated many football fields, was gunned down as he left the Mayfair Hotel in St Andrew late evening.

Police report that Murray was walking from the hotel on West King's House Road when men drove up in a white Toyota Probox and opened gunfire, hitting him several times.

“Sporting Central and Humble Lion were arch rivals on the field of play for years in both Clarendon football and at the National Premier League level,” said Henry in release yesterday.

He said despite intense competition, “it was always a cordial and very civil exchange and interaction at the administrative levels of the clubs.”

Henry said Murray has been very dedicated to the sport of football, especially at the developmental or youth levels.

He said it was always a pleasure to drop in at the very popular eatery which the Murray family operates in Clarendon, “and the family, including Brandon, has certainly been a real asset to the parish”.
Henry extended his “sincere condolence to the bereaved family in this very challenging period,” and urged them to take comfort in “the hard and purposeful work that Brandon undertook over the years in the best interest of his community and the sport which he loved so much".