Jennyfer Limage, FIFA Women's World Cup,
Haiti women’s team defender Jennyfer Limage during a training session in April 2023. Photo credit: Haitian Football Federation

CAP-HAITIEN — Just half an hour into Haiti’s first game in the Women’s World Cup, Jennyfer Limage ruptured the anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) in her knee, ironically the same injury that afflicted the starting defender Limage was replacing. Now, Haiti will have to play with a replacement of a replacement in the heart of its defense.

“Happy that I saw the dream of playing in a World Cup come true,” Limage, 25, posted on her Facebook page on July 23. “We will come back stronger.”


Haiti women’s soccer team will play without one of the main elements in their squad for the rest of the World Cup, Jennyfer Limage.

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.