Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 15 Boys Team completed their Concacaf U-15 championship campaign with a 3-0 loss to Canada at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida today.
The result follows 4-0 and 6-0 defeats to Costa Rica and United States respectively.
Canada took a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute through Jérémie Omega Nkoy, an advantange they took to the half time interval. Nikon would add a second item after the break with Cameron De Silva adding another goal.
T&T head coach Russell Latapy added, “It was a good experience for the players over the three matches. Definitely a learning experience and for the players who were able to see and experience a lot of different aspects of the game at the international level. Unfortunately at home we are not playing at a high enough level for these players to be really exposed to international football. The boys are seeing the importance of a lot of different aspects in terms of tactical awareness and the right mentality, the winning mentality.. a professional mentality.
“This trip was good for us especially staying here at the IMG Academy where these boys can see the way the professional athletes live and behave. I think in terms of potential and talent we are not far off from some of these other teams. But again it is imperative we get into the right habits and this tournament was really important for that,” Latapy added.
“Things are going to take time to come through but we will continue to persevere with what we are trying to achieve,” the former Porto man said.
T&T - 18 Kernel La Fon; 2 Randy Antoine (Yellow) (4 Antonio Chee Ting 63rd), 3 Darian Bradshaw (capt), 5 Cephas St.Rose, 6 Jabari Lee (13 Zachary Welch 54th), 7 Jean-Heim Mc Fee, 10 Josiah Edwards (9 Ezekiel Kesar), 11 Jaiye Sheppard, 15 Adriel George (8 Josiah Allen), 16 Marc Wharfe, 17 Justin Araujo-Wilson.
Coach - Russell Latapy.
Canada - 2 Brandon Phelps; 4 Maxime Bourgeois, 5 Nathan Demian (capt), 6 Matthew Radivojsa ( 3 Deandre Kerr), 8 Ralph Priso-Mbongue (Yellow 31), 9 Rafael Pinzon, 11 Jayden Nelson (7 Jeremie Omeonga Nkoy), 13 Malik Henry (10 Sean Rea), 15 Cameron Da Silva, 17 Tomas Ribeiro (12 Trivine Esprit), 18 Marc Kouadio.
Coach - Paul Stalteri.
P W D L F A Pts
United States 3 3 0 0 11 1 9
Canada 3 2 0 1 6 1 6
Costa Rica 3 1 0 2 5 7 3
Trinidad & Tobago 3 0 0 3 0 13 0