The president of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) has urged members of the national women’s senior team, the Women Soca Warriors, to be proud even in the face of being knocked out of World Cup qualifying.
“We did not qualify for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada, but we can certainly hold our heads high as a team and as a nation. Now is not a time for regrets,” TTFA president and Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee said via a media release, yesterday. ‘’We were defeated by Ecuador and we did not cross the final hurdle, in the most unfortunate way, but that’s sport. Sometimes the better team loses.”
Tim Kee admitted that the World Cup qualifying journey was a challenging one. But stated that in the face of difficulty the team persevered, and won the hearts of the nation. “You reignited that unity and passion we shared as a country in 2005/2006 and some of our previous World Cup
Qualifying matches at the same venue in Port of Spain, and you had the rest of the country glued to their television sets. You are our national heroes,” Tim Kee said. “We have proven that we are a force in CONCACAF.
‘’We need now to affirm ourselves as a force in women’s world football. We clearly have the talent, and we, the administrators need to ensure that the right structures, people and resources are in place to nurture and hone that talent,” Tim Kee said. “Like you, we at the TTFA must learn from the experiences of this journey, and take steps to ensure that we are all better equipped and prepared for future contests.”