Dominica exits CONCACAF W qualifiers in 10-0 defeat to Nicaragua

The Dominica Senior Women’s National Football Team last night received an 10-0 drubbing from Nicaragua in their finial CONCACAF W qualifier football match.

Coming off an 8-1 victorious encounter just last week against the Turks and Caicos Islands, Dominica had hoped for a better result in the match against Nicaragua.

Head coach of the local team, Albert Titre said this loss was a learning experience for the women.

“All in all, it was a learning process for us locally because as you saw, we played with a full local team and a number of young players…which really put on a fight,” he said.

He further commended the ladies for the trials they faced with COVID-19 “which caused them not to play football for some years.” He noted that despite this challenge, the women still “fought through it all” with all the matches in which they competed in CONCACAF.

Titre said that although this is the end of the road for Dominica, in this year’s CONCACAF tournament, many positives can taken from the journey.

“From day one, we saw two rising stars [who] are China [Tulloch] and Alianne [George] and [in] the second game against Trinidad, we saw Alianne being the player of the game,” he said.

Ponting out that the games also made way for many young women to join the national team, the head coach projected a bright future for the National Senior Women’s Football Team with “effort and  hard work.”

He said more work needs to be done within football clubs around the island by organizing local competitions and training to help players strengthen their weak areas.

” It’s not just about the DFA. No excuse as the coach, I will put everything on me but at the end of the day, we have to go back to the drawing board in terms of the clubs. When a player do not know the basics, it’s not about the coach…it’s about the clubs” he stressed.

Titre noted that in terms of working on defense, the team also has to go back to the basics and “look at the ball and not the man”. Movement is another critical area which needs to be improved, according to Titre.

He also disclosed that the fact that the game was played on an artificial turf instead of grass pitch put the Dominican team at a disadvantage as they only had one hour of practice in this new environment.

Titre congratulated the Nicaragua team on their win.

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22 Comments

  1. cricket lover
    April 19, 2022

    Sports in Dominica will not get better when you have someone that never played marbles in control of your sports division. You just had a great netball tournament organized by an ambassador that resides in New York. Instead of supporting the woman the greedy politician in Dominica throw her under the bus because passport deal went wrong. Bring the woman and make her incharge of your sports in Dominica the woman has a passion. Easter Sunday in Dominica and not one cricket or football game on the island. Dominica too busy selling passport they forget about everything else. They too busy flying on private jets into Dominica they have no time for the little people.

    • JAH KAL
      April 19, 2022

      My man i support you 200% if there is a thing like that ,The thing you have they call government is a hole bunch of hopeless people .In 2022 the person who passes as representative for Roseau build net ball and basket ball court out side every time it rain you have to run and shelter ,18 ministers none of them give a rat’s behind about sport.

  2. Lessie Laudat
    April 19, 2022

    Get the Hell outta here :twisted:

  3. Steady Eddie
    April 18, 2022

    No matter how you slice it, the talent pool in Dominica is too small to allow the country to field a competitive side to challenge the bonafide CONCACAF competitors. It is one thing to trounce Turks & Caicos but a different proposition to go up against superior competition like Nicaragua.

    Ibo France eloquently nailed a majority of the many glaring areas of deficiency facing our national sports teams. As a passionate supporter of Dominican sports teams, I remain eternally optimistic but highly realistc about our country’s chances of advancing beyond the first round of any regional competition.

  4. JAH KAL
    April 16, 2022

    Clown put on your suit, your red nose, your over size shoes, and seat in a corner and think of sports in Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean islands including Jamaica from the north and Guyana to the south no comparison .All this country have a minister of sports that put things in place so that the youth can compete in what ever discipline .In those other countries some of there ministers took part in sports some of them represented there country .In Dominica you have 18 ministers none of them have interested in sport a hole bunch of u know what that’s why we are so far back . West indies board gave them money the guy that represent FIFA gave them money ask your passport seller and the minister where is the money. Windsor Park is for Sewo Grammar School grounds is for Chinese, Garden in a mess, Potters Ville Lindo park forget about that, they all in Roseau forget the other parts of the island. Clown Sports DEADDDDDDDDD.

  5. Ibo France
    April 14, 2022

    The young ladies gave their best. They are not at fault for this embarrassing showing. You should not expect anyone or any group of participants to do well when they are not given the requisite training and resources.

    That coach needs to go. He is more concerned with making ‘sweet sounding’ excuses for low standard of play exhibited by the team than to admit the objective truth.

    EXCUSES: covid-19, artificial turf, very young players, absence of overseas players, etc
    HARD REALITY: poor & insufficient facilities, inadequate training and competition, questionable coaching, lack of a national sports policy, etc.

    • JAH KAL
      April 15, 2022

      Man you are so right i support you on that .Before we had leagues, every weekend the games would start at 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday there would be sports all over Dominica right now is sewo on the same playing field. When the season comes around they go around picking men and women all over the place with limited training and expected them to win games. As a concern sport man it’s troubling.

  6. Lin clown
    April 14, 2022

    Don’t know where Jack Kal is from,in the 60’s and 70’s Windsor park was not an upgraded sporting facility.The great football and cricket players did not depend on government to excellent in sports.The village of St.Joseph has produced the most national players in Dominica,both cricket and football.The playing field these people played on is still there today.The young people of today,supported by UWP have become hopeless and lazy always complaining.Just imagine UWP advising the government to legalize marijuana.Playing sports,opening bowler,wicketkeeper,first,second,gully,forward and backward short leg,open bats all high on marijuana,and that’s OK for UWP.

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    • JAH KAL
      April 14, 2022

      Man you must never change your name you are a real clown. The thing you right that’s why our sport’s will be like that most of you that never played it . I played lot of cricket with the best Dominica have ever produce ,i played lots of cricket in St Joe against Summer set and the best that came out of st joe and you all rather see it die than bring it back 99% of the guys that play sport in st joe supporting laba the government that kill sport in Dominica what a shame . I was in st joe last week i know what am talking about . U a real clown.

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  7. Ibo France
    April 14, 2022

    I endorse this message!

  8. JAH KAL
    April 13, 2022

    Before we played cricket and football year round, now we have cricket season and football season never seen that before sport is dead in Dominica, what a shame.

    • Gary
      April 14, 2022

      Isn’t there anything alive in Dominica, lol

  9. JAH KAL
    April 13, 2022

    What happen the street light, the country sky line, the airport ,the roads , the lights you play under from the playing field, the people, or the plain ride .You just beat a team 8-1in your country you haven’t even finish celebrating your victory the following week you get 10 love, Again over sea players cannot do northing by you all self . As far as i it in Dominica is pickup sports that’s going on down there. When is cricket you pickup a few ,women football a few, men football the same, you play well in your country and when you all travel you cannot play 90 minutes. Bring back the good old days. Concern sports man.
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  10. Our parrots are laying eggs
    April 13, 2022

    And now it’s time for the hard truth:
    1. Unless our women’s or men’s football or basketball team or any sport in-fact cannot fully hire persons to play and train every single day (as a job), then, we’ll never fully be competitive in the world of sports.
    2. Sporting facilities are very very affordable, and every single village in Dominica should be fully equipped with proper training facilities for any possible rising stars.
    3. Until coaches and other relative participants in the sporting sector show equality and impartiality, then we’ll never be fully prepared for the sporting world.

    In summary: let us be impartial in our choice of sports persons, let us invest heavily into sports, and furthermore let us hire our sports individuals on a permanent basis with a proper salary to take home every month.

    The end.

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    • Ibo France
      April 14, 2022

      I endorse this message!

    • JAH KAL
      April 14, 2022

      I support you a hundred 100% i remember before we had sports in every school we had sport officers going to different areas on island and teach young people to play all the different disciplines, now not even that we have again. Before we had playing field in every village now they all turn into forest. Very good observation man am with you on that. Let the parrot lay.

  11. Toto
    April 13, 2022

    No comment. Just throwing money at it is obviously not the answer.

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    • Beta
      April 16, 2022

      But that’s the favourite remedy for everything as far as Skerrit is concerned. After all, it’s not his money. Also the man lacks vision and ideas. We’ve experienced it in the last 20 years. If only he was so good in running our country as he is in selling passport and then make the proceeds disappear. He of course is also a dab hand at ‘winning’ elections. Imagine more ‘people’ on the voters register than actually live in DA.

  12. Joke I joking
    April 13, 2022

    Maybe they should have practiced their skills against Skerrit first. Roselyn Paul, Dennis Charles, the pweepwee ministerin Roseau South, the Shake your Pampalam minister of Castle Bruce, Gretta Robert should all have been on the football team, but they should all practice their football skills on Skerrit first

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  13. JAH KAL
    April 13, 2022

    That’s not a surprise u have a stadium in Dominica and your national team can not practicing in it what you expect . I saw the men played in Canada the lights blind them Mexico the same thing total nonsense Cricket dead football not going nowhere they play basket ball more crap .Years ago we dominated in all discipline of sport played on island and right now we a last in the Caribbean. Most of those guys who were part of that era supporting the government and letting sports go down the drain and do northing about it . Windsor park stayed five years before northing was done on it skerrit and mellisa had it like there’s. Good luck with that Dominicans what a shame. Question who is the minister of sports in Dominica?.

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  14. Lin clown
    April 13, 2022

    They should try again.Practice,practice and practice.Better luck next time.Why did they play without a goal keeper?10-0 mean there was no goalkeeper.If Nicaragua can score 10 goals in 90 minutes against Dominica how much they going to score in an 8 hour day(480 minutes)

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