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Wilner Lamarre sits near kids playing soccer in Haiti. Photo via Wilner Lamarre’s Facebook account

CAP-HAITIEN — Just one day after Haiti’s women’s football team, led by Melchie “Corventina” Dumornay, captivated fans worldwide in its first game of the Women’s World Cup, the youth coach who first gave the superstar the go-ahead to start training died. 

Wilner Lamarre passed away on July 23 from an illness, according to sports reporter Caleb Jephte Pierre. Lamarre was 54.


The coach who first let Melchie “Corventina” Dumornay train with the Haitian soccer team has died of an undisclosed illness.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.