The Trinidad and Tobago women

YOUNG TEAM: The Trinidad and Tobago women celebrate during a 5-0 win over Antigua & Barbuda in their Concacaf Caribbean Olympic qualifying Group A opener last week. 

The home-based national women footballers need to play more.

Given that teams in this season’s Women’s League Football (WOLF) played just one round, consisting of 11 matches, national women’s team head coach Stephan De Four found it inadequate and a great contributor to the lack of prime fitness in some players during the just-concluded Concacaf Olympic qualifying group in Couva.

De Four cited player fitness as one of the area needing great improvement.

“We got to get fitter. It’s very difficult when the girls are all over and not getting enough (playing) time. This is our first games out since the team played last year, or somewhere there,” noted De Four, who only had his national players available ten days before the start of the tournament.

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“Once we start playing more games, the cohesiveness will come in and the fitness level will start picking up,” De Four stated.


There is no room for error left now for the Trinbago Knight Riders. And they will be hoping …

Their fate decided when St Kitts and Nevis defeated Antigua and Barbuda 10-0 in yesterday’s opening match, the only option for the Trinidad and Tobago women was to find consolation by ending the Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament with pride.