Under-17 girls must improve, says coach

first_imgCoach of the Jamaica Under-17 girls, Lorne Donaldson, says the players must improve if they are to make it to the World Cup finals, in Jordan, next year.The young Reggae Girlz came through the first round of the CFU Under-17 women World Cup qualifiers in Suriname quite comfortably last week beating Barbados 2-1, hammering St Lucia 14-0, and then scored a 1-0 win over the home team.Speaking to the media after the team arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday, Donaldson described the tournament as challenging but thought the standard of the region’s teams is very low.However, he said the coaching staff continues to work on getting the team up to the appropriate level for the second round in Puerto Rico in November.”It was an average tournament. We are now working to raise the level of our play,” he commented.new thingsDonaldson claims they have taught a lot of new things to the girls and admitted that sometimes the learning curve can be lengthy and tedious. But apart from improving the current squad, he thinks they also need better players if they want to make a historical appearance at the World Cup.’We are trying to teach and it’s going to be a long learning process. It takes years and months for this to happen, as the learning curve is very steep and we just have to move fast and get better,” he added.Meanwhile, captain Rachel Walters described their final match against the host nation as nerve-wracking and said they had to dig deep for that result.”The Suriname crowd was like the 12th man out there and we were up against the whole nation, but we just went out and stuck to our game plan, and that made us victorious,” she added.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Accor has revealed plan

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterAccor has revealed plans to expand the SO/ Hotels & Resorts luxury brand to Mexico. SO/ Los Cabos Hotel & Residences will be a beachfront hotel on the Baja California Peninsula on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.The first SO/ property in Mexico, the avant-garde hotel and residences will boast stylish interiors and decor combined with exceptional signature services, lively social events, entertainment and unique experiences. It boasts a prime setting on the outskirts of San José del Cabo, an area known for dramatic desert scenery and ocean views.Daring design is at the heart of the brand and, like all other SO/ properties around the world, SO/ Los Cabos Hotel & Residences will be brought to life by a celebrated fashion designer who will lend their artistic vision to the property. Ideally situated on three hectares of pristine beachfront, the property will be a glamorous and vibrant sanctuary comprised of 200 chic hotel guest rooms and 36 luxury residences with sweeping beach and ocean vistas.SO/ Los Cabos Hotel & Residences will offer an impressive rooftop experience, including two modern restaurants that will serve innovative Mexican gastronomy; a trendy lounge with outstanding ocean views, surrounded by five swimming pools; and striking outdoor event spaces with floor-to-ceiling glass windows.SO/ Sofitel MauritiusIn addition to the upcoming openings of SO/ Havana Paseo del Prado in Havana, Cuba (2020) and SO/ Los Cabos Hotel & Residences (2021) in the North & Central American region, the brand will soon unveil hotels in dynamic and desirable locations worldwide including Kuala Lumpur (2020), Samui (2020) and Jakarta (2021). These additions will expand an eclectic SO/ portfolio which already includes two stunning properties in Thailand as well as in Mauritius and Singapore, and recently opened properties including SO/ Auckland, SO/ Berlin Das Stue, SO/ Vienna and SO/ St. Petersburg.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more