Jordan Women’s National Team heads to Europe for a training camp, in which they will face Croatia and Bosnia in friendly international matches in preparation for the upcoming AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018.
The National Team will face Croatia in a friendly international in Zagreb on July 27, then meet up with Bosnia in Zenica in two occasions, on July 31, and August 3.
Additionally, Colombian coach Jorge Cruz has officially been appointed as assistant coach to Micheal Dickey, who will also work alongside national assistant coach Maher Abu Hantash, and goalkeepers coach Sameer Rahhal.
Cruz expressed his delight to join the Women’s National Team coaching staff, and is hopeful and looking to help Jordan write history by qualifying to the upcoming 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Jorge Cruz worked as an assistant coach with Dickey for many years at the different age ranks of the U.S. Women’s National Team.
He also coached at the IMG U.S. Soccer Development Academy, worked as a USA boys and girls National Team Scout, and a Professional Match Evaluator at the MLS.
As a player, he represented Columbia’s Senior Men’s National Team and U17 side, he also played as a professional footballer at the Columbian, Argentinian, and American Soccer Leagues.
Dickey Reinforces Squad with young goalkeeper
Eighteen year old goalkeeper Salma Ghazal is the latest addition to the Women’s National Team squad, after being called up by head coach Michael Dickey to join the team’s training camp in Europe.
The Jordanian youngster plays for Albion Hurricanes FC in Houston, Texas, since 2016. And she has an experience playing in the U.S. for almost 10 years now.
Salma described her joy to be part of the National Team for the first time by saying: “I’m happy and grateful to have the opportunity to represent my country and make my family proud, while doing something that I fell in love with since I was a little kid!”
Dickey noted that Ghazal is a well-trained goalkeeper with good style, already making an impact with her presence on the field. Stating that the 1998 born shot-stopper will be a good player that will serve the development and future of Jordanian Women’s Football.