Published 5 December 2023
Buckie Got It, St Kitts Nevis News Source
SUGAR GIRLZ FOUGHT VALIANTLY IN COSTA RICA MATCH-UP
The Sugar Girls ended their Concacaf Women’s Gold Cup Qualifying campaign on Monday at
the SKNFA Technical Centre in a match against Women’s World Cup participants Costa Rica.
Despite the heavy defeat, the mostly local players gave a valiant effort, applauded by the fans in
attendance. Coach Samuel Phipps took some positives from this campaign and last night’s
match. “First I’d like to thank Father God for affording us the opportunity to come here and play
football. Yes, tough loss tonight again at the office. But nonetheless, I thought that the girls went
out and gave their heart,” he said.
“I think that they went out and did their country proud. They did their best and we know it was
going to be tough. We know it was gonna be tough after Costa Rica beat Haiti 2-1 back in Costa
Rica, they’re gonna be gunning for us. But I think that they were good individual players, good
team players…they broke us down a few times. We made some blunders, but nonetheless I tip
my hat to the girls,” Phipps added.
While the Sugar Girls have not advanced to the Gold Cup, the SKNFA will continue to build the
Women’s Program, while also identifying and developing talent at the junior level into the senior