Four newcomers in Reggae Girlz squad for Olympic qualifiers

By September 24, 2019

Four new players have been named in a 20-player Reggae Girl squad for the upcoming matches in Group B of the Women's Olympic Qualifiers that Jamaica will host from September 30 to October 8.

Jamaica will contest for group honours against Barbados, St. Lucia, Cuba and the US Virgin Islands.

Jamaica opens against Cuba on September 30 before they take on Barbados on October 4. The Reggae Girlz face St. Lucia on October 6 before playing their final match against the US Virgin Islands on October 8.

Among the debutants are goalkeepers Ricquelle Farquharson and Milan Dewkinandan, both of whom have been part of Jamaica's National Under-20 squads in the past. Tiernny Wiltshire, a standout at Rutgers University is the third new overseas-based player to be invited to the squad.

Wiltshire has excelled in football, basketball and track at Shuttock St. Mary’s High School before accepting a scholarship to Rutgers where she is a leading player.

Cavalier attacking player Rena Gordon, the current leading scorer in the 2019 Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Women’s League, also found favour with the coaching staff for the first time.

Khadija Shaw, Havana Solaun, Jody Brown and Dominique Bond – Flasza have also been included in the squad that will also feature team captain Konya Plummer and 11 other players who were part of Jamaica’s World Cup journey.

Most of the players are expected on the island for September 28.

The full squad is Chrisann Chambers, Sashana Campbell, Trudi Carter, Rena Gordon, Tariana Clarke, Tiernny Wiltshire, Chinyelu Asher, Chantelle Swaby, Ricquelle Fraquharson, Jody Brown, Reilly Patterson, Milan Dewkinandan, Konya Plummer, Tiffany Cameron, Khadija Shaw, Havana Solaun, Allyson Swaby, Dominique Bond-Flasza, Deneisha Blackwood, and Chenya Matthews.

 

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