Deneisha Blackwood scored early in the second half as Jamaica defeated Nigeria 1-0 to open the Summer Series earlier today in Houston Texas.
Blackwood, who also plays for the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League, scored in the 51st minute for the Reggae Girlz. She has eight international goals for Jamaica.
The Reggae Girlz became the first Caribbean team to play in the Women’s World Cup when they made the field in France in 2019. The team is gearing up for qualifying for the next World Cup, set for Australia and New Zealand in 2023.
In their second game of the tournament, Jamaica will face the United States on Sunday after Portugal plays Nigeria.