Thu, Sep


Having played a key role in getting the T&T Under-20 women’s team to the Final Round of the Caribbean U-20 World qualifiers, national team forward Maya Matouk is focusing her energies on the next phase which will see T&T contest the Finals in Haiti in a few weeks time.

T&T will be looking to qualify for the Concacaf Final Round in Honduras in December for which already four teams are through to including the United States, Canada, Mexico and the hosts. The two finalists and the winners of the third place playoff will advance to the 2016 Fifa Women’s U-20 World Cup in Papua New Guinea.

At the CFU Finals eight teams will be divided into two groups from which the top three teams will advance to compete in the Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship.

Matouk, a student at University of Tampa, scored a double in a 6-0 thrashing of Dominica last month in St Vincent and the Grenadines. 

The team is coached by Jason Spence and some of the key performers thus far include Tsaianne Leander, Amaya Ellis, captain Renee Mike, Zoe Swift and Shaunalee Govia.

“Scoring goals for my country is always a tremendous achievement. Seeing the ball in the back of the net gave me the most exhilarating feeling. If you ever played a game for your country and got the opportunity to score goals you will understand the satisfaction. Going into the next rounds, I am definitely looking forward to playing to the best of my ability and hopefully scoring more goals,” Matouk said.