About Cedella Marley
As the first born of Bob and Rita Marley, Cedella Marley is a descendant of reggae royalty. As an accomplished singer, an inspiring author, fashion designer and visionary entrepreneur, Cedella oversees all Marley related business in Jamaica and is the Director of the both the Bob Marley and Rita Marley Foundations. In addition, Cedella oversees Marley Holdings, a Marley family entity that manages all aspects of the Bob Marley rights, including the rights to Bob’s name and likeness. Since 2014, Cedella has been the global ambassador for the Jamaica Women’s Football Progamme. Her efforts to raise awareness and support helped to bring the Reggae Girlz from obscurity to HISTORY as when they became the first Caribbean national team to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
About Costa Rica Women’s National Team
Women’s soccer has grown a lot in Costa Rica and the Senior Women’s National Team in the Concacaf region, being one of the teams in Central America with the most youth World Cup participation, in addition to being the only UNCAF National Team that has attended a Cup. Women’s Soccer World Cup, in Canada 2015.
In 2018, they won the silver medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla and had also qualified for several Pan American Games, obtaining two bronze medals, one in 1999 in Winnipeg and the last one in Lima, Peru in 2019.
The team presents a balanced group of players where the players abroad in professional leagues like Shirley Cruz, Raquel Rodríguez, Daniela Solera, Stephanie Blanco and Priscilla Chinchilla stand out, along with figures from the national Women’s tournament such as Gloriana Villalobos, Mariana Benavides and Katherine Alvarado among others. Carolina Venegas, Gabriela Guillén, Daniela Cruz, Noelia Bermúdez and Lixy Rodríguez also stand out, along with young promises of Costa Rican soccer who are beginning to be incorporated into the plans of the National Team.
Amelia Valverde has been the team’s head coach since 2015. Since then, she has formed a solid group of footballers, the majority with several youth World Cup processes in their experience.
Costa Rica prepares to host the next FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in August 2022
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