Flight issues forces cancellation of T&T vs Panama Women’s match

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association regrettably advises that today’s originally scheduled first match on Day Two of the TTFA youth Invitational tournament between the National Under 17 women’s team and Panama’s U-17 Women has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond its control.

This has come about after the Panama Football Federation, despite attempts up to late last night, could not secure travel flights (due to unavailability) to get the Panama women’s team to Trinidad and Tobago in time for the scheduled first match today.

The Second Day of the TTFA Youth Invitational will proceed with a pair of matches at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain. Panama and Mexico’s Boys Under 15s will square off from 6:15pm and hosts T&T will meet Venezuela from 8:15pm tonight.

The TTFA is continuing efforts to secure warm-up matches for the Women’s Under 17 team. An invitation has  been extended by the Panamanian Federation for an invitation tournament hosted by the Central Americans also involving Dominica.The Curacao Football Federation was initially invited to have its Under 17 Women’s Team here for the current tournament but later extended an apology to the TTFA for being unable to send its team due to travel challenges.  The TTFA also made several attempts over the last few weeks to secure the participation of other Caribbean Under 17 Women teams but all were either unavailable due to inactivity or because of current participation in the CONCACAF championship with squads largely composed of their Under 17 players.

T&T Women’s head coach Steffon Defour will continue with the team’s preparations ahead of upcoming CONCACAF competition for the Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign.