by Michael Bascombe
ST GEORGE’S, August 13, 2015 – Grenada will be adding experience to its team for the Caribbean Zone Women’s Olympic Football Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico next week.
The Grenada Football Association (GFA) has called up West Ham United Ladies’ striker Shirvae Edwards for their Group Stage tournament starting on August 21. Though British-born, Edwards has family roots in Munich, St Andrew.
Edwards, who recently scored two goals for West Ham Ladies against Gillingham Ladies in a pre-season game, is hoping to transform her experience in the Football Association Women’s Premier League Southern Division to the ‘Spice Girlz’.
“I’m hoping to bring my own experience from the UK and just try to do my country proud,” Edwards told GrenadaSports shortly after arriving in Grenada on Thursday.
“It feels amazing to be honest, I never thought I’d be living my dream but i feel so proud of myself.”
Edwards, who will be missing her team’s season opener against Coventry United on Sunday, will join her teammates in training on Friday in Tanteen.
Grenada, coached by Franklyn “Nat” Simpson, plays Puerto Rico on August 21, followed with games against Haiti on August 23 and Aruba on August 25.
The Women’s Qualifiers, scheduled for between August and October 2015, will result in three teams qualifying from the Caribbean for the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Tournament to be played in January 2016.