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Reggae Girl excited at idea of playing in World Cup

Sha’keil Grant

Thursday, April 03, 2014    

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SENIOR Reggae Girl Tasheka Gordon is salivating at the prospects of her team making it to the FIFA World Cup 2015 in Canada.

"My main goal at the moment is focusing on the upcoming World Cup to be held in Canada, as it would be great to compete with other countries across the world and show that Jamaica has talented female footballers," Gordon told the Jamaica Observer.

"I plan on working extremely hard and doing my best in training," she added.

Gordon, 24, said she had an early start in the game.

"I started playing football from I was about eight years old when I used to play at Little London Primary in Westmoreland, and from there on, I developed a liking for the sport," she said.

Gordon, who made her first appearance for Jamaica six years ago in Mexico, says her motivation comes from her brother and mother.

"From basic school my brother Dwayne Morris has always been there to support me even up to this day and my mother Rose McNeill also motivates me and supports me a lot," she outlined.

Gordon, who attends GC Foster College and who is majoring in Sports Massage Therapy, says she has learnt to manage books and playing for Reno FC.

The defender, who is equally comfortable on the flanks and in the middle of defence, says in-between her substantive activities she still finds time to actualise her overall love for sport.

"I am very athletic as I can run and sometimes I play netball, but football for me is like a hobby. I enjoy playing the sport as I have the passion and skill to be a great footballer... in the future I would love to play football for the Liverpool women's football club," she noted.

Jamaica has never qualified a female team at the global tournament level.

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