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10-month-old son of T&T national goalkeeper dead

Friday, June 06, 2014 | 2:04 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica --The Trinidad and Tobago football fraternity was thrown into mourning early Friday after receiving tragic news of the death of the 10-month-old son of national goalkeeper Marvin Phillip.

According to a police report, baby Maitai Phillip was dropped off at the Anointed Angels Day Care at Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas, around 6:15 am.

The child, who was 10 months old on Monday, was dropped off by his grandfather Lincoln Halls, a Trinidad Express report said. About an hour later, the Day-Care Centre called the family to say the infant had been taken to the Chaguanas District Hospital. When the family got there, the child was already dead.

Baby Maitai's mother is Leslie Halls, a police officer attached to the Gasparillo Police Station the Express said. At autopsy is expected to be done Friday.

A statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFA) said that Phillip is now scheduled depart for home from Brazil on Friday evening with assistant manager Peter Rampersad and is expected to arrive at Piarco airport around midday on Saturday.

The ‘Soca Warriors’ were in Brazil for Sunday’s friendly international against Iran in Sao Paulo.

National team head coach Stephen Hart, in a brief statement, expressed condolences to Phillip and his family on behalf of the team and the TTFA.

"This is tragic moment in Marvin's life. He has faced some traumatic moments in the last month. Our hearts go out to him and the family. This is such a sad moment. I cannot even begin to understand what he must be going through emotionally. All this really places life into perspective for myself personally and us as a team,Hart told TTFA Media as members of the team gathered at Phillips’ room at the Bristol International Airport Hotel.

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