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Women Warriors back in training; Waldrum okays 15-member shortlist

The Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Women’s Team has selected a 15-member training squad to begin preparation for the Caribbean phase of their 2016 Olympic qualifying campaign.

Photo: The "Women Soca Warriors" get ready for action during their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying adventure. (Copyright AFP 2015)
Photo: The “Women Soca Warriors” get ready for action during their 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying adventure.
(Copyright AFP 2015)

The “Women Soca Warriors” will be led by Randy Waldrum, who coached the team to within 90 minutes of the 2015 Women’s World Cup and replaces interim coach Ross Russell who is now at Central FC.

Sharon O’Brien replaces Vernetta Flanders as team manager while Anthony Creece will serve as assistant coach with World Cup 2006 goalkeeper Clayton Ince as goalkeeper coach and Claire George as equipment manager.

Creece coached Angels at the recently concluded Women’s Premier League (WPL).

The TTFA has promised to appoint a trainer and physiotherapist shortly.

The Warriors invited to train are: Kimika Forbes, Tenesha Palmer, Nicolette Craig (goalkeepers), Arin King, Khadisha Debesette, Lauryn Hutchinson, Annalis Cummings (defenders), Karyn Forbes, Khadidra Debesette, Janine Francois, Dernelle Mascall, Tasha St. Louis (midfielders), Anique Walker, Mariah Shade and Ahkeela Mollon (attackers).

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago winger Ahkeela Mollon (centre) whips in a cross during their 2015 Pan Am contest with Argentina. The Trinidad and Tobago and Argentina teams played to a 2-2 draw. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago winger Ahkeela Mollon (centre) whips in a cross during their 2015 Pan Am contest with Argentina.
The Trinidad and Tobago and Argentina teams played to a 2-2 draw.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Team captain and playmaker Maylee Attin-Johnson and star attacker Kennya “Yaya” Cordner are both unavailable due to injury.

The Warriors should announced a full training squad in due course.

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5 comments

  1. Oh lawd the corrupted TTFA recycling that same bootleg foreign base coach again. Them really good yes.

  2. Saw that as a comment onSoca Warriors

  3. In typical Caribbean Football Union style, the dates and location of Group 2 matches for the first round of Caribbean Women’s Olympic Qualifying have changed. The games will now be played in St. Lucia from August 26 – September 2nd. Apologies to those of you who had planned to attend the matches in Trinidad and Tobago.

  4. Have you been able to get the exact match schedule? Originally the competition was to start on Friday in T&T. Now it’s been moved to St. Lucia and starts on the 26th. Any further info?