Director of women’s football, Even Pellerud is back on the training pitch, preparing the national Under-17 team for the upcoming Fifa Under-17 Women’s World Cup.
National Under-20 women’s coach Jamaal Shabazz is ’past hope’ that Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-17 ’Soca Princesses’ will perform admirably when this country hosts the 2010 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup from September 5-25.
Trinidad and Tobago’s national under 17 women’s team gave a strong second half display but it was not enough to prevent them from going down 3-1 to Mexico in the first of two friendlies on Thursday.
’Mexico are better than us,’ declared Even Pellerud, Trinidad and Tobago’s Norwegian director of women’s football, following a two-match tour to the Central American country by a 20-member T&T Under-17 women’s team.
Six foreign-based players have been named in a 20-member Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Under-17 squad scheduled to leave Tuesday for Mexico to contest two friendly matches against the hosts.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Women’s National Under 17 team made a much better start they had in the previous outing but couldn’t hold on to a two goal lead as they closed off their two-match tour of Mexico with a 5-2 defeat to that country’s Under 17 Women’s team on Saturday.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-17 women’s footballers continue preparation for the Trinidad & Tobago 2010 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup with a two-match tour of Mexico.
“Women’s football is the better football.” This was the sentiment of Fifa vice-president, Jack Warner yesterday, as he gave the feature address at the conclusion of the Coaching Course for Coaches in Women’s Football held at the Mandela Hall, Centre of Excellence, Macoya.
FIFA Vice President Jack Warner has promised that the campaign for the Under-17 Women’s World Cup would “break all boundaries ” and it appears as though organisers are well-positioned to deliver on that promise.