Having scored three goals and captured one “Player of the Week” accolade since leaving Central FC to join Paradise FC on February 1, Trinidad and Tobago centre forward Shackiel “Smeck” Henry is now sidelined owing to the suspension of the Barbados Premier League.
Originally from Los Bajos, the 25-year-old, a former national youth striker, has played professionally for local clubs Point Fortin Civic, W Connection, Club Sando and Central FC and also in Vietnam with Song Lam Nghe An FC and Nam Dinh.
Henry’s last goal came in a 1-2 loss to Empire on March 16. Empire had held a two-goal lead until Paradise pulled one back in the 78th minute when Demar Linton squared to centre field where Henry accounted for the final touch, scoring his third goal of the season in the process.
The Barbados Football Association (BFA) has since suspended all ongoing competitions in the wake of the Ministry of Health and Wellness announcing the country’s first cases of COVID-19. As a result, the BFA postponed all fixtures in the Coca-Cola Premier League, Division One, National Youth Cup as well as the 2020 Annual General Meeting, which was scheduled for last Sunday.