Women Get Ready For Tournament

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-08-27
Source: 
TTFOL

Will the Trinidad and Tobago women's team do what the men have never done? That is qualify for the World Cup or will they follow along the lines of the national men's team? Those questions will be answered in the next few days when the national women's team will seek to qualify for next year's World Cup to be held in the United States.

The women's team is currently here in Toronto and will play Haiti on Friday night in the opening double header scheduled for Centennial stadium. They are grouped with Mexico, Haiti and Costa Rica. The top two teams will qualify for the semi final round. The winner of tournament will go to the World Cup final and the second placed team enters a play-off.

The women's team has several foreign based players on the squad and are coming off an impressive 16-1 aggregate drubbing of Guyana. The problem that has plagued the squad is lack of playing time together. Somehow the TTFA suddenly realized that there was a World Cup in the USA and decided to throw together a women's team. Good luck to the women we wish you all the best!

Out and injured

Marvin Andrews and Clint Marcelle will both have to watch the early round of games from the sidelines. They are both suffering from injuries that are threatening to keep them out of the lineup until next month.

Marvin Andrews at Raith Rovers in the Scottish First division will not train with the club for four weeks. His injury was not specified. Andrews is going into his first full season at Raith.

Clint Marcelle is suffering from an ankle injury. He underwent a MRI earlier this week and will learn the results soon. Marcelle begins his third season at Barnsley after resigning with the club in the off season.

Nixon advances in European competition.

Jerren Nixon will add some more European playing time under his belt. Nixon and FC Zurich qualified for the first round of the UEFA cup despite loosing the return leg of there encounter with Shakhtyor Donetsk of the Ukraine 3-2. They still advance to the UEFA on a 6-3 aggregate after the defeated Donetsk at home two weeks ago by a 3-0 margin. The draw for the next round will be held shortly.

Nixon is not the only Trinidad and Tobago player in European competition. Dwight Yorke and Manchester United will play in the European Champions League. Manchester United will face Monaco of France in the opening round of the Champions League.

Finally...

Here is a little housekeeping. There us a new url for Trinidad and Tobago Football Online. It is located at http://welcome.to/ttfootball. It will still take you to the servers at Tripod but it will be easier for you to remember.

Secondly, I have updated the college and senior player's sections to reflect some additions and removals on those list. The current count stands at 88 players.

Trinidad and Tobago Football Online will be off-line for the next two weeks. I will be leaving for Trinidad on Saturday to enjoy some sunshine and good food. The next update will be on Monday September 14th. Don't worry I will back track all the news so you wont miss a thing. (Defender, I have my rocks ready).

Finally, TTFOL will celebrate two years online on September 1st. During that time we have received over 25,000 hits from football fans from Estonia to Thailand. The site has grown in the last two years and will continue to grow with the help of fans like you. Thank you for making my site what it is today.

Take care,
Marc'98