The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association wishes to advise that Anton Corneal will serve in the capacity of caretaker coach of the National Senior Women’s Team for its upcoming campaign in the CONCACAF Caribbean Final Round of World Cup qualification in Kingston. Jamaica from August 25th-September 2nd.
This comes following the resignation of Jamaal Shabazz as head coach of the Women’s Senior Team earlier this month.
Shawn Cooper will serve as Assistant Coach to Corneal. Cooper is a former National Under 17 Men’s team head coach.
In a brief statement, Corneal said, “The team has to be managed carefully as there are many players with niggling injuries. The aim at this point will be to advance from this round into the CONCACAF final phase which will then give us a few weeks to prepare for that final leg in the United States.
“The group of players is very eager to enter the upcoming round of matches and we will continue our preparations in the best possible manner with a good spirit heading into the opening match against Cuba,” the TTFA Technical Director told TTFA Media.
The five-nation Final Group competition kicks off on August 25th with T&T facing Cuba in the opening match at the National Stadium in Kingston. The other three nations competing are hosts Jamaica, Haiti and Antigua/Barbuda. The top three teams will advance to the CONCACAF Final round in the United States in October. Hosts USA, Canada and Mexico are already through to the Final stage and will be joined by the Caribbean’s top three as well as two countries from Central America.