Reggae Girlz captain Khadijah Bunny Shaw And goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer outlined their persisting issues with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), which has seen their absence from the current team participating In the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup qualifiers.
In a revealing interview, the two Reggae Girlz highlighted that members of the 2023 World Cup squad have not received money owed to them, as they refute claims by JFF that they have paid outstanding balances to the senior Reggae Girlz.
However, before listing the persisting issues, Shaw took the time to express her disappointment that the Reggae Girlz’ historic run at the 2023 Women’s World Cup has been overshadowed by their current torrid relationship with the governing body of football in Jamaica.
Rebecca Spencer also chimed in, as she explained the reasons for the absence of the 23 senior members from the current team and their refusal to represent their country.
“For us, I think we have been going through it for so long, and it was way before I even came into the program, and since I have been there, we faced problems ever since.” She continued, “I feel like if we are not going to stand for something now, then we never going to do it, and we are not doing it just for us, we are doing it for the next generation of Reggae Girlz,” Spence outlined.
The focus of the questions then shifted to Shaw as she was asked by one of the interviewers about the details of unpaid funds and specific members of the national team who have outstanding balances owed to them.
Shaw responded stating, “The percentage for the players that performed in the World Cup, there are still players from that World Cup group that still haven’t gotten paid outside of the players that participated, for us to get to that point.”
Shaw also details the apparent unprofessional mannerisms and lack of communication displayed by the JFF. She said in one instance, they (Reggae Girlz) sent an email explaining the reason they had missed a Zoom meeting; the JFF responded by suspending them, according to Shaw.
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