Forbes secures deal with Colombian club

Senior Women’s Team ‘keeper to play in first Colombian Women’s Pro League

National Senior Women’s Team Goalkeeper Kimika Forbes has secured a new deal with Colombian top flight football club Independiente Santa Fe.

Forbes, named as one of the top CONCACAF Women goalkeepers by the Confederation for 2016, tied up the one-year deal last week.

Independente will be taking part in the first Professional Women’s League in Colombia with the season running from February to June.

“It feels great to secure a second contract in South America particularly with this being a new league in Colombia,” Forbes told TTFA Media on Saturday.

“I have a lot to offer the team and hopefully I can help them with my winning mentality and commitment to the game. I am really anxious for the new season ahead. The experience I gained at Limpeno has helped me a great deal and I’m just thankful for everything right now and hopefully I can continue to perform at a high level and take that form to the national team when the time comes” Forbes added.

Kimika Forbes in action in a CONCACAF Olympic qualifier versus Canada in 2016.

The 26-year-old Forbes comes from Plymouth Tobago and has made 30 appearances for the T&T Senior Women’s Team. She also attended the University of Maine in the United States. She became the first Caribbean player to be part of a Copa Libertadores Women’s team , after helping Sportivo Limpeño of Paraguay defea Estudiantes de Guarico of Venezuela 3-2 in the Final in December.

Santa Fe is based is based Bogotá, and is one of the three most successful clubs in Colombia, winning fifteen titles, which includes 9 national championships in the men’s game including the 2016 title.