Reggae Girlz Weary Of Lack Of Game Time Ahead of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Round


The players and coaching staff of the Reggae Girlz are calling on the Jamaica Football Federation, JFF, to ensure the team is able to train and play together before they enter the final phase of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The final knockout qualification round will kick off next February.

Jamaica will face World Cup winners the United States, Canada and Mexico in the next round.

All three are ranked in the top 30 in the world. 
Jamaica is ranked number 51.

Jamaica’s leading goal scorer, Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw, says it will be difficult to compete against those teams if the Reggae Girlz don’t meet again before the qualifiers.

Khadija Shaw, Reggae Girlz Striker.

Shaw’s sentiments were echoed by her teammate, midfielder, Havana Solaun.

Reggae Girlz assistant coach, Lorne Donaldson, says it will be important to get the team together before next February as the team is still looking at new players.

Lorne Donaldson, Assistant Coach of the Reggae Girlz.

William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.

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