Reggae Girlz aiming for top spot - Ja U-20 coach Gilbert says team looking for strong finish against Haiti Featured

By Sports Desk March 01, 2022 1112

Jamaica Under-20 Reggae Girlz coach, Xavier Gilbert, insists the team’s ambition will be to win the group as they look to secure a spot in the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship Round of 16, despite facing somewhat of a tricky situation.

Finding themselves third in a competitive Group H, the Jamaicans have targeted taking all three points against zone leaders Haiti when the teams meet on Wednesday. 

With the top three teams advancing to the knockout stages, it is the Haitians who are top on 4 points but only by goal difference over second-place Guatemala. Guatemala will play bottom of the group Cuba in the day's other match.  Ahead of the round, despite not securing their spot in the next round as yet, Gilbert backs Jamaica to move up the table.

 “Looking ahead to the Haiti game, we would want to see if we can secure qualification to the next round.  We also need to see if we can still win the group,” Gilbert said ahead of the match.

“Our objective is to win the game, maximise our points and see where we can go from there.”

The team will head into the match without experienced midfielder Peyton McNamara who was injured on Saturday.

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