There will be no Christmas for this country’s Under-20 Women footballers, preparing for the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers, January 18-28 at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Balmain Couva.
National Under-20 Women’s coach Jamaal Shabazz will welcome a cadre of overseas-based players at a live-in camp by Friday, as the team continues to prepare for the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Women’s Championship at the Home of Football in Couva from January 18-28.
The last Trinidad & Tobago national team -- of any kind -- to play at home in a competitive match earned a huge win, one that sent shockwaves throughout the football world.
Trinidad and Tobago Senior Women’s team goalkeeper Kimika Forbes believes that next January’s CONCACAF Under 20 Women’s Championship is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the current T&T squad members and a chance for this country to promote the women’s game on a big scale.
T&T Under-20 Women footballers edged their Jamaican counterparts 1-0 at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella yesterday and will now head into a live-in camp to enhance preparation for the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, scheduled for January 18-28, 2018 in T&T.
The Trinidad and Tobago Under 20 Women’s Team, inclusive of eight foreign based players completed their one-week camp at the Turning Point Christian Centre in Maracas St. Joseph with a 1-1 draw against a Presentation College U-16 Boys’ team on Saturday.
Shabazz not too excited by the win
Laurelle Theodore’s wonder goal was enough to propel T&T’s Under-20 women’s football team to a 1-0 win over Jamaica’s Under-20 team on Thursday night at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
Coming off a successful brace of matches against Jamaica, Head Coach of the Women’s National Program Jamaal Shabazz and his staff have taken advantage of the Thanksgiving school break in the USA to assemble a team that includes eight foreign based players for the local live in camp.
T&T’s Under-20 women’s football team will meet Jamaica’s under-20 team from 6:30pm today at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, in the first of two friendly matches between the Caribbean rivals. The second match happens on Saturday at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium from 4pm and will cap the TTFA’s contribution to the recognition of CONCACAF’s Women’s Football Day celebration, which will also include the NLCB Elite Youth Development Program Girl’s Under-14 tournament at 9am.