Sunday 18 August, 2019

Overseas-based Reggae Girlz coach to attend Women's League final

Head coach of Jamaica's senior women's team Hue Menzies will attend the final of the 2018 Jamaica Football Federation Women's League on Saturday.

The final, which will have Waterhouse FC against Cavalier FC, will be held at the Drewsland Stadium, beginning at 5:00 pm.

It will be the first time the overseas-based Menzies will be on the island since the historic qualification of the senior women's team to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

Menzies is expected to meet with the women's league coaches to share an overall technical report on the qualification of the Reggae Girlz to the World Cup.

The teams are vying for the top prize of $500,000. The beaten finalist will receive $300,000.

Jamaica's Reggae Girlz created history on October 17 in the United States by becoming the first Caribbean team to reach the FIFA Women's World Cup.

The Reggae Girlz achieved the feat by defeating Panama  4-2 on penalties in their third-place playoff match at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship at the Toyota Stadium in Texas.

The historic qualification to the 2019 FIFA World Cup follows the success of the men’s squad, which participated in the World Cup for the first time in France 1998.

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