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Trini pays respect to Akeem Adams in Budapest
T&T national Robert Solomon showed up at the Stadion Albert Florian Stadium, home of Ferencvarosi TC in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday morning, where he paid his respects to the late national defender Akeem Adams.
Solomon, a decorator and event planner from Champ Fleurs, arrived in Budapest on the day that Akeem passed away.
He had initially planned to visit a friend and to bring in the new year there.
Close to a month ago, Robert inquired from the T&T Football Association (TTFA) about the possibility of carrying warm T&T greetings to Adams at the Varosmajor Heart Clinic in Budapest, but missed him, arriving mere hours after the former T&T defender passed on. Today, he lit a candle at the memorial site and placed a T&T one dollar note with the words “Rest in peace Akeem. Bless! A Trini was here.”
Solomon recounted the experience, saying, “It was great to see the outpouring of love.
Everyone I spoke to knows him, he was clearly loved in Hungary. I missed him by a few hours. Sadly he left before I arrived.”
“The whole experience was very moving and I’m really happy I took the time to do this. I lit a candle and left my New Year’s Eve hat hat with a Trinidad dollar bill sticking out of the rim with a few words,” Solomon added.