Trinidad & Tobago have been grouped with hosts Mexico and defending champions Canada and Panama in Group A for the CONCACAF leg FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Mexico from 18-27 January 2006.
Group B consists of USA, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Suriname and the tournament will be played at the Real Murillo Vidal Stadium in Cordoba and Luis Pirata Fuentes Stadium in Vera Cruz., Mexico.
T&T National Women’s Coach Jamaal Shabazz has called up a squad of 27 locally based players to prepare for the final leg of the tournament. Earning recalls to the national team are goalkeeper Gail Ann Thomas who missed the last week’s CFU leg because of injury.
While good performances at school’s level have earned Providence’s Ashley Alonzo and Talisa Vire call up to the squad.
The T&T squad starts preparations this Friday with a weekend camp at a base in Central Trinidad.
The squad includes prolific striker Tobagonian Kennya Cordner whose four goals earned her the Most Goals Award in the recently concluded CFU Quadrangular Tournament.
Goalkeepers: Kimica Forbes (Stokely vale), Tricia Lawrence (St. George’s College & Real Dimensions), Gail Ann Thomas (Real Dimensions) and Julie Ann McDougall (St. Clair Coaching School)
Defenders: Ayana Russell, Kennya Charles (EL Dorado & Joe Public), Anastasia Prescott (Real Dimensions), Christine Rose (Real Dimensions), Simone Mason (Central United), Patrice Rose (Real Dimensions), Tamar Watson ( Real Dimensions), Chazelle Dumas(St.Clair coaching School)
Midfield: Dernelle Mascall ( Petrotrin), Ave ann Douglas ( Joe Public ), Karen Forbes ( Stokely vale), Joseann Boyce ( Tobago Pheonix), Bianca Walker ( St. Joseph Convent & Real Dimensions), Talisa Vire ( Providence), Stephanie Barrow ( Joe Public), Shanelle Warrick (Unattached), Jemilia Mathlin (Real Dimensions)
Strikers: Kennya Cordner (St. Clair Coaching School), Candace Edwards ( Stokelyvale), Janine Francois, Dinelle Douglas ( Real Dimensions), Kermica Alexander ( Memphis), Ashley Alonzo ( Providence)