Opposition spokesperson on ports, Natalie Neita Garvey, says the performance of Jamaica’s women’s football team, Reggae Girlz, at the 2023 FIFA World Cup in Australia was outstanding and indicates an exciting and glorious future for the sport in Jamaica.
Although losing to Colombia in a close game yesterday, the achievement of reaching the Round of 16 was a watershed moment, not attainted by any Caribbean team in 85 years, Neita Garvey said.
“The team, therefore, deserves the highest commendation, and my hope is that government will find appropriate ways of recognising the achievement by the contingent of ladies who represented Jamaica,” she said.
The Opposition MP said Jamaica’s application and tenacity were on full display in all games, as they conceded only a single goal in all their matches. This, she said, forms a secure platform on which to build as they go forward on other commitments for Jamaica.
Garvey said the whole nation beamed with pride and had high expectations for the team’s performance. She said the team’s technical team and officials, as well as the Jamaica Football Federation, should share in this moment of national pride.