Excitement is building up in Jamaica as the Reggae Girlz get ready to face off against Canada in the Olympic Play-Off this Friday. This match will take place at the National Stadium in Kingston, and fans are eagerly looking forward to seeing their national team in action following their fairytale run at the recently concluded Women’s World Cup.
The Reggae Girlz are looking to qualify for the Olympics for the first time, and this play-off against Canada will be their chance to secure a spot. This match is crucial for the Jamaican women’s team as they aim to make history by qualifying for next year’s Olympic Games.
A video posted by cydonbowen via Instagram shows the Reggae Girlz having fun in training and the positive vibes within the camp as they prepare for the upcoming fixture.
Led by former head coach Hue Menzies and their present head coach Lorne Donaldson, the Reggae Girlz have shown great determination and resilience throughout their journey despite the constant fold-ups by their governing body, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), with the latest blunder coming to light this week after the Reggae Girls’ training equipment delayed arrival to help them prepare for the game against Canada, six weeks after the Women’s World Cup ended, sparking nationwide outrage.
In spite of the many issues encountered, the Jamaican Women’s team has earned recognition on the global stage after their impressive performance to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where they became the first Caribbean team to qualify for the prestigious tournament.
This accomplishment paved the way for the team to qualify for back-to-back World Cups in 2023; the Reggae Girlz did not disappoint with yet another historic feat as they became the first Caribbean team to reach the knockout stages.
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