Mon, Sep


Trinidad and Tobago Under-17 football team coach Even Pellerud has made three changes to the squad which will feature in the Four Nations Tournament here in Trinidad from Sunday until March 5.

Defender Jamila Derrick and the midfield pair of Shante Helwig and Liana Hinds will not be among the 25-member squad used by Pellerud in the round-robin tournament - they have been replaced by striker Jo- Marie Lewis and the midfield duo of Sidonia Hoareau and Danielle McPhun.

Trinidad and Tobago, who will be hosting the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup from September 5-25, will be meeting Mexico, Jamaica and Canada at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.

On Sunday, Canada will face Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago will meet Jamaica; next Wednesday, Canada will oppose Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will battle Mexico; next Sunday, Mexico and Jamaica will square off while Trinidad and Tobago will play Canada.

This event will be significant for all the participants. Trinidad and Tobago will be gaining valuable match practice ahead of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, while Canada, Jamaica and Mexico will, in March, participate in the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championships in Costa Rica - eight teams will be vying for two spots at the World Cup.

Trinidad and Tobago team: Keri Myers, Linfah Jones, Saundra Baron (goalkeepers); Khadisha Debesette, Camille Borneo, Rehana Omardeen, Annette Mims, Tineisha Cohbam, Shalette Alexander, Patrice Vincent (defenders); Camille Charles, Khadidra Debesette, Victoria Swift, Jessica De Leon, Kayla Taylor, Diarra Simmons, Patrice Campbell, Sidonia Hoareau, Danielle McPhun (midfielders); Kedisha Castillo, Brianna Ryce, Anique Walker, Nykosi Simmons, Shakirah Salandy, Jo-Marie Lewis (strikers).

Technical Staff - Even Pellerud (coach), Richard Hood (assistant coach), Marius Rovde (goalkeeper coach), Glennon Foncette (assistant goalkeeper coach), Jinelle James (manager), Ricarda Nelson (assistant manager), Chris Bailey (trainer), Nicole Kistow (physio), Claire George (equipment manager).