Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team star and former captain, Maylee Attin-Johnson, responds to the TTFA’s decision not to re-appoint “Women Soca Warrior” coach Randy Waldrum:
Without a doubt, we are very much saddened and highly disappointed by the departure of coach Randy Waldrum. For the mere fact that he was the only coach to ever publicly stand up for us.
He never allowed himself to conform to the status quo. He brought a level of professionalism, experience, visibility and attention to the Women’s program that no other coach has ever done.
But, most importantly, he brought structure and a sense of organisation that we never had.
We are truly going to miss his expertise and the love he has for us.
But at the end of the day, whether I step away from the game today or tomorrow or any other coach or player leaves, football still goes on.
So sometimes we have to accept the things we cannot change.
So it’s imperative that we respect the new coach that will be taking us through these qualifiers and give him the same effort and commitment that we did to coach Randy.
Editor’s Note: Click HERE to read Randy Waldrum’s farewell letter to Trinidad and Tobago women’s football fans.