Sunday, February 25, 2018

Venezuela women’s team in town play four friendlies on T&T tour

Venezuelan national women football team will play four matches in Trinidad and Tobago beginning with a clash tomorrow against a select All Stars XI from the local Women League Football (WOLF) at Ato Boldon Stadium from 6.30 p.m. The visitors will also play the Trinidad and Tobago senior national women's team twice, before ending the tour with a second match against the WOLF combination next week Thursday.

T&T and the visitors square off in the second match of the series on Sunday at the Couva venue (Ato Boldon) before the Spanish-speaking CONMEBOL team clash again with T&T from 6.30 p.m. next Tuesday. Two days later, the All Stars XI take on the Venezuelans at the same time. All matches will be played at Ato Boldon and admission is $10 on each match day.

Trinidad and Tobago 's senior women will be using the matches as part of their preparation for the inaugural Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women Caribbean Cup, which will be held here from August 19-26, while also serving as the opening stage of qualifying for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup which will be held across six Canadian cities from June 6 -July 5, 2015. 

Following the games against Venezuela, the local women’s senior team will engage in a one month training camp in Houston, Texas, USA , before hosting the eight-team Women Caribbean Cup, which serves as the opening round of World Cup qualifying. 

Meanwhile, WOLF is on mid-season break and has selected a squad which includes several players that have worn T&T colours at under-17 and under-20 level, but are not currently attached to the senior women's team.  The team will be coached by Jason Spence, head-coach of Premier League leaders St Ann's Rangers, former national footballers Desiree Sarjeant (St. Augustine), and George Romano (Central FC).   


GOALKEEPERS- Keri Myers (Real Dimension), Teneisha Palmer (St. Ann's Rangers), Nicolette Craig (St. Augustine), Rebecca Almondoz (MOS Schoolaz)

DEFENDERS- Sherrine Scott, Fallina Jack (Defence Force), Renee Mike (MOS Schoolaz), Shaunalee Govia (St. Ann's Rangers), Kjelle David , Shannon Walisch (Central FC), Deneice Fritz (St. Augustine), Rinelle Findley, Abigail Jacob, Tamara Johnson (Civic Pioneers)

MIDFIELD- Natasha St Louis (Real Dimension), Shanisa Camejo, Sharain Cummings, Asha Jones (St Ann's Rangers), Marissa Mohammed, Jennette Wilson, Kayla Taylor (Central FC), Jasandra Joseph (MOS Schoolaz), Shanelle Arjoon, Chevonne John, Celeste Thomas (St. Augustine), Dennecia Prince, Kurlyn Jacob, Sheneice Garcia (Civic Pioneers)

FORWARDS- Maya Matouk (St Ann's Rangers), Verlee Du Prey (Central FC), Chelcy Ralph, Zoe Swift, Jahra Thomas (MOS Schoolaz), Stacey Paul, Sherneice Pierre (Defence Force)



6.30 p.m. - Venezuela women v WOLF XI, Ato Boldon Stadium


6.30 p.m. - Venezuela women v T&T, Ato Boldon Stadium

July 10 

6.30 p.m. -  Venezuela women v T&T, Ato Boldon Stadium

July 12

6.30 p.m. - Venezuela women v WOLF XI, Ato Boldon Stadium