Prime Minister Holness said that this historic victory and qualification places the girls in the pantheon of the greatest sports teams of all time from Jamaica.
“This win symbolizes the culmination of years of hard work and dedication by the team and management. I congratulate them on making Jamaica proud,” said the Prime Minister.
I call on all Jamaicans to rally behind the Reggae Girlz and give them all the support they need.
Meanwhile, Opposition Spokesperson, Gender, Sports and Information, Natalie Neita, gave her quota of congratulations to the Reggae Girlz following their victory over Honduras.
In a press release this evening, Ms Neita said "It is with heart felt joy that I congratulate the Reggae Girlz on making history on their qualification for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France 2019.
"This afternoon, through hard work, perseverance and commitment to national pride; the world watched the Jamaican women give our island home another nod in the history books as we became the only Caribbean Island that have qualified for the Women’s World Cup.
"This qualification is an excellent example that as we celebrate the heroic work of our ancestors this month, the Reggae Girls have proven that they are among our modern day sporting heroines.
"Their win today through penalty shoot out is also an indication that our people will always succeed when they are given the opportunity and appropriate resources to excel.
"It is my hope that the euphoria that we all feel today will prompt the Ministry with responsibility for Sport as well as the Private Sector to adequately provide the Reggae Girlz with all they need as they make their debut at the World Cup.
"Finally, I thank the Reggae Girlz for being strong positive examples to young girls in Jamaica and across the Caribbean Region that no matter how tedious the task, with confidence in themselves, consistent work and discipline, the impossible can be achieved.
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