Two Trinidad and Tobago women football teams and three Secondary School-girls teams are in the active spotlight along with local men’s teams in the lead-up to a break in competition before the Christmas holiday.
A squad of 20 of the best footballing girls in TnT, all under the age of 20 were gathering in Honduras today for their challenge in the CONCACAF eight-nation championship that would qualify the top three finishers for their FIFA age-group world cup finals to take place in Papua New Guinea later next year.
The TT team Head Coach Jason Spence yesterday announced his final squad for the tournament which will see T&T face Canada in the opening match tomorrow at the Estadio Francisco Morazán at 5pm local time.
T&T are in Group A with hosts Honduras, Canada and Jamaica.
Group B will be headed by the defending CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Champion United States, and also includes Haiti, Panama and Mexico.
Looking ahead to the competition, Spence said he was positive about the chances of advancing and expects his team to remain in good spirits.
“The team looked bright and sharp and the vibe in the camp is generally good,” Spence told TTFA Media.
The Senior Women’s Team were meanwhile heading out to Hawaii for the December 6th first of two international friendlies against the United States.
The other friendly is set for December 10th in Texas.
Both matches serve as veritable preparations for both teams for next February’s final round of qualifying for the women’s football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games set for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Yesterday the Secondary School girls advanced their INtercol championship and it was Scarborough Secondary of Tobago beating visitors Tranquility of Trinidad 3-nil in a quarterfinal match in Tobago.
On Friday Scarborough come to the Santa Vruz Bourg Mulatresse Ground to play Bishops Anstey of Trinidad in the closing semifinal.
Sunday is the girls final at a venue to be confirmed and waiting to meet the winner of this Friday’s match are Fyzabad Secondary who whipped Marabella East 8 nil in the other semifinal