The restart of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) has been postponed until further notice due to the chaotic aftermath of an prison break in Port of Spain this afternoon.
Two of the three escapees are said to be still at large but Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, along with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), insisted that Trinidad and Tobago is “under no threat” at this point.
WPL organizers took the safety first approach, though, as they postponed today’s double header, which was to be played at Edinburgh 500 in Chaguanas.
Undefeated Boom Champions Fuego were scheduled to face the Petrotrin Oilers from 5.30 pm while the SCG Dragons should have tackled Wave FC from 7.30 pm in a bottom of the table clash.
The respective WPL outfits may not be too disappointed as many of their key players are abroad on National Senior Women’s duty in Canada at the moment. Wave attacker Kennya Cordner, Dragons defender and 2014 women’s footballer of the year Arin King and Petrotrin Oilers captain Karyn Forbes are among the more notable absentees.
In other women’s football news, the Trinidad and Tobago National Under-20 Women’s Team jetted off to St Vincent today in preparation for the first round of their Caribbean Football Uniont (CFU) Under-20 qualifying tournament.
The “Young Women Warriors” will get to business on Sunday when they face host nation, St Vincent and the Grenadines, in their opening match.
Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Under-20 Team: Rebecca Ann Almandoz, Celeste Thomas, Shaunalee Govia, Naomie Guerra, Zoe Swift, Renee Mike, Chelcy Ralph, Chelsea Federick, Chevonne John, Maya Matouk, Eden Charles, Corel Carmichael, Sawsha Woznuk, Amaya Ellis, Tsaianne Leander, Raenah Campbell, Ranae Ward, Kelsey Henry, Nicolette Craig.
Technical Staff: Jason Spence (Head Coach), Desire Ann Sarjeant (Assistant Coach), Lecia Fraser Baptiste (Equipment Manager), Ashlee Alonzo (Strength and Conditioning Athletic Performance Coach), Phillip Ian Dore (Physiotherapist), Jamiyla Muhammad (Team Manager).