the captain of Jamaica, Khadija Shaw, became the first player from the Caribbean to be named Women’s Player of the Year CONCACAFthe governing body said on Friday, after she played a key role in helping her country qualify for the Women’s World Cup.
Shaw scored the all-important three goals at last year’s CONCACAF W Championship to lift Jamaica to third place in the tournament, which served as a qualifier for this year’s event in Australia and New Zealand. The 26-year-old has also been very good for Manchester City this season, leading the Women’s Super League with 18 goals in 19 games.
“It’s an amazing feeling to be named CONCACAF Women’s Player of the Year, but I couldn’t have done it without my teammates as they have played such a big part in this,” Shaw said. “The message I have for anyone who has a dream like mine is to keep believing and enjoy the process and the journey.”
Jamaica is in Group F with France, Brazil and Panama at the World Cup, which will take place from July 20 to August 2. 20. They begin their campaign against France on July 23 before facing Panama and Brazil.
the canadian Alfonso Davies he won the men’s award for the second year in a row. Davies, who plays for German team Bayern Munich, scored the first goal for Canada’s men’s team at the World Cup in Qatar last year.