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T&T Senior Women’s Team captain Maylee Attin-Johnson says her team’s 1-0 victory over Jamaica in the final of the 2014 Caribbean Cup was an Independence gift to the nation.

Speaking after Tuesday’s win at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Attin-Johnson, appealed for whatever assistance corporate T&T could offer the team as they look ahead to the Concacaf final round in the United States in October.

“Whatever it could be. it could be in the form of energy drinks for our recovery. I think people have seen that we are striving towards something and we have achieved some success,” she said.

“I told the girls tonight that when our legs give up, play with our heart and that’s what we did to pull off the win over Jamaica.”

Tasha St Louis, the tournament’s topscorer with seven goals, was delighted with the team’s success and her goal scoring form.

“We’ve waited a very long time. As coach said, some of us have given ten or twelve years of our lives to football and it feels good to win the title. But the job is far from over because going to a World Cup is what we want to accomplish,” St Louis said.

“We’ll break for a little and then get back on the training pitch before the tournament in October. That’s the one we have our eyes on,” she added.