Former national football captain and coach “Morie” Millington dies
Elliot “ Morie” Millington
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July 18, 2023
Former national football captain and coach “Morie” Millington dies

St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), has lost another sporting icon; Elliot “ Morie” Millington, a former national football captain and national coach.

Millington 68, died in his adopted home the USA, on Monday morning, July 17.

Millington made the St Vincent and the Grenadines football team in 1974 and rose to the captaincy in 1977.

He led St Vincent and the Grenadines to second place behind Haiti, in the Caribbean Cup final which was held in Suriname in 1979.

Two years later in Puerto Rico, Millington was at the helm when St Vincent and the Grenadines repeated the feat, this time, placing runner- up to Trinidad and Tobago.

More national acclamation came Millington’s way when in 1992, he coached St Vincent and the Grenadines to the semi-final stage of the Concacaf zone of the World Cup qualifiers.

At that stage, St Vincent and the Grenadines had its first stint versus the likes of Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras.

Growing up in the Sion Hill community, Millington followed in the footsteps of his elder brothers, representing Somerset in local football competitions.

The formation of the Sion Hill Sports Club in 1975, led to the merging of three football units, hence, Sion Hill’s journey as a national football force began.

As player, and later coach, Millington guided Sion Hill to several national club titles, as well as participation in a regional club tournament.

Also under Millington’s guidance, Sion Hill won a number of Inter-league titles.

In addition, Millington was the chief organiser of the Sion Hill Football League in the 1980s. His instrumentality positioned the league to be rivalled only by national tournaments.