JAMAICA | Senator Gabriela Morris, Congratulates Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw on her New Contract
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 14, 2021 - Opposition Spokesperson on Youth and Sports, Senator Gabriela Morris wishes to express congratulations on behalf of the People’s National Party to Jamaican footballer Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw. On June 11, 2021, it was announced that Shaw has agreed to a three year deal with English club- Manchester City.
Senator Morris says, “We are immensely proud of Khadija and her triumph on the international scene. At only 24, she has made tremendous contributions to Jamaican Sports and is a true embodiment of tenacity! We wish her all the best as she embarks on this new journey”
Shaw holds the record for all-time leading goal scorer in Jamaica, for both men and women, with 42 goals in 30 starts. Recently, Khadija copped The Golden Boot Award which recognized her as the top goal scorer for the 2020-21 season of The French Women's First Division where she scored 22 goals for Bordeaux FC.
Morris also commends Shaw for her sterling representation at the national level. “Khadija has represented Jamaica at all levels in the Football fraternity and was a part of the history making Jamaican team that qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.”
Senator Morris also notes that Shaw is an example of women excelling in Sports where males traditionally live in the spotlight. “It is critical that we increase support for women teams. Financial support as well as a sustainable funding model is critical to the advancement of Women’s football and we must as a country continue to invest in the natural sporting prowess that lies in our people.”