TTFA pleased with turnout at New Zealand friendly
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has offered its thanks to the fans that turned up for Tuesday’s friendly international between T&T and New Zealand, and the support for the Akeem Adams “Heart of a Warrior” Foundation.
Stadium officials, according to a TTFA release yesterday, estimated the figure of spectators at Hasely Crawford Stadium at 13,500.
TTFA head Raymond Tim Kee said he was pleased with the turnout, although acknowledging the Association still has more to do to restore fans’ faith in the team.
“This was our first staging of the match since the Concacaf Gold Cup and the second match for the year after the Peru game, which was played at a different venue. And from all accounts so far, despite some small hiccups, which we shall address for future events, the game was well received by those who attended including the President His Excellency Anthony Carmona and our other distinguished guests and of course the fans who showed up and made their contribution to the cause and the TTFA,” Tim Kee stated.
Tim Kee also said thanks to the fans.
“While there is always room for improvement in such ventures as these,” he said, “I must thank the many persons who turned up at the stadium in support of our national team and the Akeem Adams Heart of a Warrior foundation. “But it was clear that there were available seats in the venue, which means there is room for more as I indicated. It is our intention to continue generating interest in our football as it relates to the international and local game and we will continue this process with a level of vigour, work ethic and passion that is necessary to accomplish the goals we have set out.”