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Khaleem Hyland loses mom, Carol; TTFA offers condolences to Warriors captain

Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team captain Khaleem Hyland lost his mother, Carol Hyland, today as she passed away on the morning of her 65th birthday after ailing for months.

The Soca Warriors captain, who now plays professionally in Saudi Arabia, is 28 years old. Funeral arrangements for Carol Hyland will be announced by the family in due course.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago international football stand-out Khaleem Hyland (top centre) and his mother Carol (bottom right) during the funeral for his late brother, Kwasi, in 2009.

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams offered condolences to Hyland on behalf of the local football body.

“Our prayers and thoughts are with Khaleem and his close ones in this extremely difficult period,” said John-Williams, via the TTFA Media. “Khaleem has been a faithful servant to the country and our national teams and I am certain he would have made her tremendously proud with his accomplishments.”

Hyland, a former Mucurapo East Secondary student, has 75 full senior international caps with four goals. His last outing for Trinidad and Tobago was on 10 October 2017 when the Warriors stunned the United States 2-1 in their final Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

Hyland returned home last week and was able to see his mother before she died.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder and captain Khaleem Hyland (left) tries to keep the ball while United States captain Michael Bradley (background) and Christian Pulisic look on during 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Ato Boldon Stadium on 10 October 2017.
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  1. I extended condolences through Debbie already, but I could not allow a piece of history to go pass. My memories go back to when Khaleem received his first contract. It was his mom and dad who sat with me requesting that I take a look at it and advise. His mom so excited and supportive, just wishing for the best to come out of it. She was his biggest supporter and will go down in the memories of all who would have interacted with her. May she rest in eternal peace and give Khaleem the strength to continue keeping the love in his heart for her.

  2. Khaleem please accept my condolences on your tragic loss. May God grant you and your family the strength to deal with the loss. Stay strong.

  3. Condolences to his family and friends. May she rest in peace.

  4. Sincerest condolences to the Hyland family from the Rochfords.

  5. Condolences to Khaleem and his family.

  6. My condolences to him and the family….I have worked for a long time with his father Noel at NAAA’s and at the revived Hampton Int’l games..

  7. This is very sad news condolences to you and your family

  8. Met her on a couple occasions at games. She was his biggest fan. Condolences and prayers to the Hyland family circle..

  9. Condolences to all family and friends.

  10. Condolences to the Hyland family. Khaleem’s dad works at the stadium.

  11. Woah…who could’ve wrote that script? Losing your mom on her birthday….Wow….Just wow! Rip

  12. Condolences to Khaleem and his family

  13. my condolences khaleem to you and your family really sad to hear this bro

  14. It is really sad news. Khaleem spoke a lot about family in his last interview with Dannel Flaveny and myself in September. Heartfelt condolences.

  15. My deepest condolences to Khaleem and his family. I met Ms Hyland several years ago (while he was at mucurapo) and she impressed me then that she has a vision for her son. May she Rest In Peace

  16. My condolences to Khaleem and his family

  17. Condolences to Khaleem & the entire family