Watch: Holness chimes in on ‘love in the air’ for the Reggae Girlz
The Reggae Girlz may not have won any of the two matches they have played so far in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, but this has not stopped the Jamaican team’s fan base from growing.
This was evident in a video that is being circulated on social media, showing a group of children decked out in the Jamaican national colour walking through the streets of a city in France professing their love for brand Jamaica.
See the video of the youthful French appreciation of the Reggae Girlz and Jamaica below:
The recent development has since caught the eyes of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who couldn’t help chiming in with words of appreciation and national pride.
“It is a marvellous feeling to see children in the streets of France chanting ‘Jamaica’ as they feature our beautiful island as a class project,” said Holness via is officials Twitter page.
“This shows the power of ‘Brand Jamaica’, and the importance of preserving our culture not just for us, but for the world to embrace and feel inclined to visit and do business. It’s things like these that make us proud,” added Holiness.
The Jamaican women's national soccer team is the first from the Caribbean to ever make it to the Women's World Cup.
Jamaica, after going down 3-0 to Brazil in the first encounter, lost 5-0 to 15th-ranked Italy in their Group C match at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France last Friday.
The second defeat left the 53rd-ranked Reggae Girlz without a point from two games in the four-team group.
The Jamaicans will round out their group stage action on June 18 against sixth-ranked Australia, once again at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims.