T&T Women Lay Down The Law

Marc Purcell
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The national women's team returned to action this weekend when they faced Antigua and Barbuda in a two game series at home. In there first game on Friday they came out and demolished Antigua 13-0. They lead at the half 6-0.

The second game was scheduled for last night. The women's team includes Swiss defender Kathy Ann Guy who is scheduled to marry national men's striker Jerren Nixon soon. The games were scheduled to provide a way for head coach Jamaal Shabazz to evaluate young talent. It was only two weeks ago that it was found out that there will be a women's portion of the Pan Am games that will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba next year.

The national team:
Goalkeepers: Natalie Noel, Ineka Waterman, Sherry Ann James

Defenders: Jasmine Callendar, Desiree Sargeant, Dawn Marie Alfred, Kathy Ann Guy, Jamila Cross

Midfielders: Izler Browne, Ricarda Nelson, SeeDonna Agard, Natasha Thomas, Tamara Charles, Leslie Ann James, Margaret Andem

Strikers: Vasha Maharaj, April Reyes, Natalie DesVignes, Simone Assing, Rae Ann Elder, Keisha James, Jill Pasqual Timothy

Technical Staff: Jamaal Shabazz (head coach), Abdul Rashid and Ernest Ferdinand (assistant coaches), Sharon O'Brien (manager), Junior Phillip (physio).

In other national team news, the Under 23 team in a quest to reach the Olympic games in 2000 will take on St. Vincent and the Grenadines on January 17th. It will be part of a two game home and away series starting in St. Vincent. Once the Olympic squad gets past St. Vincent they will face either Barbados or St. Lucia in the right to represent the Caribbean in the round robin series which will involve Canada, Guatemala and Guyana or Suriname. The squad is expected to begin there training today at 8:30am at the Concacaf Centre of Excellence.

TT Olympic team:
Adrian Thomas, Anthony Marshall, Ron Alfred, Anton Pierre, Kerwyn Jemmot, Joseph Peters, Hector Sam, Larry McDonald, Darryl Toussaint, Sherwyn Jack, Marvin Gordon, Isa Ar Razi, Andre Cooper, Vijay Samaroo, Kerwyn Jack, Kamal De Gregory, Cornell Glenn, Addae Rique, Derek King, Kwesi Smith, Chad Sandy, Richard Santana, Kevin Adams, Adrian Narine, Jason Scotland, Marlon Warner, Carlos Edwards and Atiba Charles.

Finally, the government of Trinidad and Tobago has approved the plans for the building of five stadiums for the World Youth cup in 2001. Construction scheduled to begin in February. The government has approved TT$ 140 million for the project which will see the development of multi-purpose facilities in Arima, Couva, San Fernando, Tobago and Marabella.

Latapy scores, Rougier transferred.

It was coming and when it finally did it was worth the wait. Russell Latapy scored his first goal in a Hibernian uniform. The goal came in the 90th minute when Latapy lunched a rocket that curled away from the goalkeeper and into the top of the net. That was the second goal for Hibs who were not done with Clydebank. They scored a second goal in the extra time period to defeat Clydebank 3-0. You can view highlights of the game including a small interview with Russell Latapy courtesy Erinweb.com

In other news, Tony Rougier is now a member of the Port Vale football club. The transfer fee is estimated to be between £175,000 and £200,000. The move to the English first division club came just in time for Rougier to take part in Port Vale's FA Cup tie with Liverpool in two weeks. However, Tony Rougier has to sit for two weeks to obtain a work permit from the English authorities. Port Vale are currently struggling to avoid relegation into the second division.

In the shooting range...

Manchester United needs a healthy Dwight Yorke. Yorke was out this weekend when United faced Middlesbourough at home. They lost 3-2 despite a coming back from a 3-0 deficit early in the second half. The lost drops them down to third place behind Chelsea and Aston Villa.

Shaka Hislop and West Ham continued there good run when they defeated Everton 2-1.

In the English first division, Clint Marcelle and Barnsley lost Swindon Town 3-1.