A Trinidad and Tobago Government decision at its Cabinet meeting of October 22 this year to give monetary incentives to players and staff of the national women’s football team bore fruit yesterday.
The country’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar assisted by Minister of Sport Dr Rupert Griffith yesterday hosted a gathering of the players and staff for the presentation of 50-thousand dollar cheques at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s.
The 20 players as well as team coach, American Randy Waldrum, the pysiotherapist, the manageress, the psychologist and the team’s accommodation officer each received cheques totalled at one point five million TT dollars.
The incentives were previously announced by when the team returned from the October 15 to 26 CONCACAF Women’s Championship held in the United States.
As a sequel to the championship, Trinidad and Tobago are playing Ecuador in a two-leg qualifying series with the winner booking tickets to the Women’s World Cup finals to be held in Canada June 6 to July 5th next year.
The teams played goalless in the first leg in Ecuador two weeks ago and meet in the decisive return on Tuesday from 6 pm at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain.
She also gave some advice on tactics