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Shabazz names 22-member T&T Women’s U-20 squad; full CONCACAF fixtures

Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Under-20 coach Jamaal Shabazz named his 22-member squad today to challenge for a France 2018 World Cup berth.

Trinidad and Tobago host the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva from 18-28 January. The top three nations on the final table will advance to the FIFA finals.

Photo: Attacker Aaliyah Prince (left) attempts to dribble goalkeeper K’lil Keshwar during Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Under-20 Team practice at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 9 January 2018.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

Trinidad and Tobago are grouped with Canada, Costa Rica and Haiti and the group winner and runner-up will advance to the knockout stage.

Shabazz selected three players from 2017 Coca-Cola National Intercol champions, Bishop Anstey High School (Port-of-Spain), who are midfielder Ranae Ward, goalkeeper K’lil Keshwar and defender Brittney Williams.

There were spots for two National Under-17 players as well with diminutive attacker Aaliyah Prince and defender Nathifa Hackshaw making the cut.

The full Under-20 team is as follows:

Goalkeepers: K’lil Keshwar, Malaika Dedier;

Defenders: Natisha John, Alexis Kirton, Amaya Ellis, Jaasiel Forde, Brittney Williams, Nathifa Hackshaw, Crystal Molineaux, Shadi Cecily Stoute, Shauna Lee Govia;

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago player Jaasiel Forde (centre) leaps high to make a pass during Women’s National Under-20 Team practice at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 9 January 2018.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

Midfielders: Ranae Ward, Alexis Fortune, K’die Johnson, Chelcy Ralph, Shenieka Paul, Kelsey Henry, Asha James, Megan Rampersad,

Forwards: Laurelle Theodore, Dennecia Prince, Aaliyah Prince.

CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship

[All matches are carded for the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva]

(Thursday 18 January)

Costa Rica v Canada, Group A, 4pm;

Trinidad and Tobago v Haiti, Group A, 6.30pm;

(Friday 19 January)

Mexico v Jamaica, Group B, 4pm;

United States v Nicaragua, Group B, 6.30pm;

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Ranae Ward (left) and defender Natisha John convergge on the ball during Women’s National Under-20 Team practice at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 9 January 2018.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

(Saturday 20 January)

Haiti v Costa Rica, Group A, 4pm;

Trinidad and Tobago v Canada, Group A, 6.30pm;

(Sunday 21 January)

Nicaragua v Mexico, Group B, 4pm;

United States v Jamaica, Group B, 6.30pm;

(Monday 22 January)

Haiti v Canada, Group A, 4pm;

Trinidad and Tobago v Costa Rica, Group A, 6.30pm;

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Under-20 coach Jamaal Shabazz (right) issues an instruction to attacker Aaliyah Prince during practice at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 9 January 2018.
(Courtesy Sean Morrison/Wired868)

(Tuesday 23 January)

United States v Mexico, Group B, 4pm;

Jamaica v Nicaragua, Group B, 6.30pm;

(Friday 26 January)

Group B winner v Group A runner-up, Semifinals, 4pm;

Group A winner v Group B runner-up, Semifinals, 7pm;

(Sunday 28 January)

Third Place Play-off, 2pm;

Under-20 Finals, 5pm.

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57 comments

  1. Lasana, is there a valid reason why Shania Lewis (Tranquility Government Secondary School) was not selected for this tournament? Maybe injury? Was she in the initial group, but just didn’t make the final cut?

  2. Rooting for you girls, Literally put your best foot forward. Blessings as you represent.

  3. Blessings to all the girls and I pray for success in this tournament in Jesus name.

  4. I wish the girls all success in the tournament.I have no doubt that you will go out there and give it your all . Also you all are showing that you all are worthy role models for the youths of our nation .God bless you all as you represent our nation.

  5. Congratulations to all who made the cut, Good luck girls!!!

  6. Congratulations to all the girls that were selected I know you all worked hard and to the girls who didn’t make the team continue trying this is not the end. To my baby kelsey henry go do your best hon. To laurel Natisha k’die and Amaya and chelcy these girls I’ve known since u 15 you girls have the experience go do your thing. Best of luck .

  7. Congrats ʚɞLau Rel Leʚɞ uk I most glad rite now

  8. Brittney was a member of the U15 team in 2014 and U17 team in 2015 when the team placed 3rd in both of the Concacaf Championships

  9. Brittney is a good mobile versatile defender.

  10. Congrats Jaasiel Forde…. from the Forde Family .. Renele Jeanisa Forde … Althea Forde and RLC

  11. Congrats to all the selected girls especially…Natisha John, Crystal Mollineaux, Jaasiel Forde, Klil Keshwar, Kedie Johnson, Malaika Didier , Kelsey Henry and Denecia Prince….our present and past Trincity Nationals ladies.

  12. Congrats to my nextdoor neighbor Laurelle Theodore for making the ‘cut’ and best wishes to the entire team, I am hoping to attend the games.

  13. She continues to make the family proud

  14. Hopefully that speaks to the strength of this squad too. I wish them well.

  15. Any information on ticket costs?

  16. Look out for Aaliyah Prince guys that little girl is trouble