Footballer Glenroy Samuel, who was the captain of the Sol IAS Conaree club during their match against RAMS Village Superstars on April 20, has been formally charged with attempted murder.
The charge comes as victim Raheem Francis, the RAMS Village Superstars player, continues to recover from a stab wound.
“Investigations so far have revealed that approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, Raheem Francis of St. Johnson Village was stabbed in the abdomen with a knife by a male who then fled the scene in a vehicle. Francis was taken to JNF General Hospital where he was rushed into surgery and is warded in a critical condition,” the initial Police statement read.
The St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) has also released a statement addressing the incident but many have expressed some disappointment that the association did not categorically denounce violence within the sport.
According to persons with knowledge of the incident, the alleged stabbing occurred after the match between the two premier division teams.
There are unsubstantiated accounts that have indicated that the accused had threatened “it it aint happen on de field, it gonna happen off de field.”
It has been reported that Francis was the RAMS Village Superstars captain during the game before the incident.