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T&T Boys, Girls Footballers Face Quality Rivals

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By AZP Staff
TRINIDAD and Tobago’s Under-15 Boys team will face Panama in the second match of a double-header on the opening day of the TTFA organized five-nation Invitational Youth tournament from July 17 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

The national girls Under-16 team will also get much-needed match practice against Curacao’s U16s on the second and third match days.T&T will open their campaign against Panama on July 17 from 7:15 pm after Mexico and Panama play in the curtain-raiser from 5:15 pm.

There will be a triple-header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Friday, July 19 when the T&T girls take on Curacao from 4 pm, and Mexico and Panama’s boys’ teams meet at 6:15 pm. Later T&T boys tackle Venezuela from 8:15 pm.

The final day on July 21 will see T&T facing Mexico in the third match of the evening at the Ato Boldon Stadium from 7:15 pm.

“It’s very good preparations for us,” T&T U-15 boys coach Stuart Charles Fevrier told TTFA Media. “As I said before, it’s important to see where the boys are at this point in terms of match readiness.”We need to be playing against quality opposition such as Mexico, Venezuela, Panama, and Curacao. I’m really pleased that the TTFA has been able to arrange these matches for us,” he said.

“We have two weeks left before the opening game and we’ll be working towards ensuring that the team gives a good account in front of the home fans,” Fevrier said. T&T Under-15 boys are preparing for the 2019 CONCACAF Championship at IMG Academy in Florida USA next month where they will face Mexico, Panama, and Curacao.

The girls’ Under-16 team is also preparing under coach Stephan De Four for the Concacaf 2020 Under-17 Women’s Championship at the IMG Academy.“Preparations are now really starting and I’m focusing on some aspects such as getting the players together because we have those playing in the WOLF League and other small leagues in the country. I’ve also been to Tobago to see a few players,” De Four said.

“The opportunity for us to play two games against Curacao in this tournament is good and much welcomed at this stage because it’s a whole new start for the programme.”We have five overseas players coming into the squad. We’re not quite there as yet in terms of preparations but we are getting there and these games will be useful for us,” De Four said.

Tickets for the youth invitational tournament are available at all NLCB Lotto outlets. They are priced at $50 (covered stands), $30 (uncovered) on matchday and $125 for a season pass which allows access to all three match days in the covered stands.

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