Trinidad-Tobago women’s football team gears up for qualifiers

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago’s s women’s football team will remain largely unchanged, heading into the opening phase of the CONCACAF Caribbean World Cup qualifiers, starting on May 19 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Central Trinidad.

The squad, which topped their group in the recent Caribbean Football Union Challenge Series a couple weeks ago, will form the base of the Trinidad and Tobago outfit for the upcoming matches.

National footballer Jonelle Cato said the Women Warriors are confident of topping Group C which includes Grenada, Dominica, US Virgin Islands and St Kitts and Nevis.

Trinidad and Tobago  will face United States Virgin Islands  on May 19, Dominica on May 21, St Kitts and Nevis on May 25 and Grenada on May 27. Only the winners of each of the five groups will advance to the Caribbean final round scheduled to start on July 21 at a venue to be announced.

“For myself and maybe Liana (Hinds) who got to play in a youth World Cup in 2010, we really have that desire to play in two World Cups. It is every player’s dream to qualify for and play in a World Cup,” said Cato.

“I think, honestly, we will dominate in the Caribbean, but we cannot be complacent. It is now more about us being a force in the CONCACAF. Sometimes we tend to dominate in the Caribbean but then fall short when we get to the CONCACAF stage,” she added.

“This time around we need to make sure we do qualify and if not first, at least second or third so we can go on to qualify for the World Cup in France next year.”