How Bob Marley’s daughter saved Jamaican soccer

May 17, 2019

Original article by Sam Borden via ESPN:

A piece of paper in the backpack of Bob Marley’s grandson.

See, that’s how this all began. One afternoon in 2014, Cedella Marley, Bob’s eldest daughter with his wife Rita, was handed a flier by her son, Skip, after he came home from school. The flier was from Skip’s soccer coach, and it asked parents to consider donating money to resurrect Jamaica’s women’s soccer team.

Cedella was startled. She lives outside Miami but is still royalty in Jamaica, leading Tuff Gong, the record label her father started, as well as the foundation named for him. She made some calls. Turned out, the women’s soccer team hadn’t existed for much of the previous four years because the country’s soccer federation cut the funding.

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