Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team head coach Stephen Hart and teenaged “Soca Warrior” Kadeem Corbin both lost close relatives this week.
Hart’s 92-year-old mother, Monica Hart, passed away on Wednesday night at the Scarborough General Hospital in Tobago. While 19-year-old Corbin’s legal guardian and aunt, Michelle “Trudy” Corbin-Superville, who was just 48 and a PNM community organiser in Diego Martin West, died in her sleep on Monday morning, due to complications from acute heart failure.
At present, Hart is preparing the Warriors for their 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign, which kicks off on July 9 with a clash against Guatemala in Chicago.
Corbin is in Puerto Rico now with the Trinidad and Tobago National Under-23 Team while the St Ann’s Rangers attacker was also selected on the Senior National Team for the Gold Cup.
Corbin is only the third Trinidad and Tobago teenager to ever win selection to a Gold Cup team, after the former Joe Public duo of midfielder Lyndon Andrews and defender Derek King.
Andrews, who once represented Hibernian in the Scotland Premier League, was 19 when then Trinidad and Tobago coach Zoran Vranes selected him for the 1996 Gold Cup tournament. And King, the current Warriors assistant coach, was also 19 when Bertille St Clair took him to the 2000 Gold Cup.
The funeral of Corbin-Superville will be held next Monday while Hart’s mother would be buried at an unspecified date next week.
Corbin will be in Olympic Qualifying action against Puerto Rico next Monday while Hart is due to take the Warriors to a Florida camp next Wednesday.
Wired868 would like to extend heartfelt condolences to Hart and Corbin at this time of mourning.