Wed, Jun


TRINIDAD and Tobago senior women’s football team will depart for Mexico City today at 3:30 p.m. for a live-in training camp ahead of their away leg of the FIFA World Cup play-off with Ecuador on November 8. The return leg is scheduled for Port of Spain on December 2.

The entire contingent who returned home on Monday night, will fly out of Piarco Airport, and will be joined in Mexico by head coach Randy Waldrum and the other US-based staff members and players.

The training camp will take place at the Training Centre (Centro de Capacitación, CECAP), one of three operational centres of the Mexican Football Association. The T&T squad are scheduled to arrive in Ecuador on November 5.

Yesterday, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association issued a release thanking the Ministry of Sport and Sportt Company for their generous support towards the women’s team through this qualifying campaign and also the men’s senior team, who are getting ready to contest the Caribbean Cup Finals in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

“We’re obviously pleased that the TTFA and the Ministry of Sport have been able to get things in place for this training camp in Mexico.

Everything had to be rushed because of the close timing between our last game and Ecuador away leg. But these few days will go a long way in getting the squad focused and ready again for the match,” Waldrum told TTFA Media.

“We’ll have a good look at the current squad and maybe a look at a couple new players as well during the Mexico camp and get the best possible team to head into Ecuador.”

T&T returned after a fourth-place finish at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championships in the United States at which the host country, Costa Rica and Mexico were also featured.