Khadija “Bunny’’ Shaw Scored Two Goals
The Reggae Girlz have booked their ticket to the final round of the women’s Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers with a commanding win over Dominican Republic. The Jamaican women’s team dominated the game with a score line of 5-1. The game was held in Sabina Park.
With this victor, the Jamaicans top Group C with four wins from four games. This means that the Reggae Girlz have secured the maximum 12 points.
Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti are two other Caribbean countries that have made it into this summer’s final round.
The Girlz started brightly and it wasn’t long before the skillful Jody Brown scored from a corner kick in the 15th minute. Kathrynn Gonzalez replied in the 24th minute with an equalizer for the Dominican Republic.
The Jamaicans remained focused and they got their lead back when Trudi Carter scored in the 40th minute. Khadija Shaw provided a cross that was squeezed in by Tiffany Cameron in the 60th minute.
Shaw, who plays for Manchester City, then got in on the scoring in the 79th minute to make it 4-1 before doubling her tally through a header in the 93rd minute to make it 5-1.
Shaw has emerged as the leader of this Jamaican team, with her deadly goals helping the Girlz win many matches.
The Reggae Girlz head coach Vin Blaine said that his team won because they had prepared thoroughly for this match.
He said that the Girlz’s high-level fitness played a huge role in the 90-minutes domination.
The Reggae Girlz are in pursuit of back-to-back World cup appearances. The 2023 women’s world cup will be held in New Zealand and Australia.