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Sunshine Girl Dehaney shocked by her recall

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:15 AM

Sunshine Girls defender Kadie-Ann Dehaney has expressed surprise at her inclusion in the national team for this month's Test series against Trinidad and Tobago and England, respectively.

The Sunshine Girls will face Trinidad and Tobago in a two-match series on October 7 and 9, before engaging England in three Tests on October 11, 13 and 15

Dehaney, who last represented the Sunshine Girls in 2015 against Australia, told The Gleaner that she is very delighted with her selection for both series.

"I was kind of surprised because there are other defenders there, but I am happy to be on the team again," said Dehaney.

"I did not know what was going to happen because I have been out of the national programme since 2015. I am definitely honoured to represent the country," she said.

Dehaney, a player with the Melbourne Vixens in the Australian Suncorp Super League, pointed out that she has done well in her preparations for both series and she is confident that she will give a good account of herself.




"I am excited to compete because I have done some strength and conditioning work and I am going to give a 110 per cent in both series," said the 22-year-old Dehaney.

The lanky defender added that the Sunshine Girls have done well in their preparations for both series and everyone is ready and raring to go.

"We are looking strong for both series and we just have to take care of the ball like Mr Winston Nevers (assistant coach) says.

We have been guilty of turning over the ball in the final minutes of the last quarter, so we just need to keep that mental focus in every quarter," Duhaney reasoned.

The other members of the squad are: Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, Shimona Nelson, Shanice Beckford, Gezelle Allison, Thristina Harwood, Adean Thomas, Nicole Dixon, Jodi-Ann Ward, Khadijah Williams, Latanya Wilson, Vangelee Williams, Shamera Sterling, Stacian Facey and Dhanyel Johnson