Dominica will not be participating in this year’s regional women football competition in Puerto Rico.
The team, which has been training for over 4 months under head coach Edgar Jno-Baptiste, was told that they would not participate in the qualifying round because the association could not get visas.
President of the Dominica Football Association, Glen Etienne, told Dominica News Online that all avenues were used to try to get the visas for the girls but with no success.
Asked why the association had waited so long before making arrangements for visas, Etienne said that one has to apply two months in advance for group visas but the team was not selected by that time.
The President said that arrangements have been made to have the team travel for two friendly matches out of state later this month.
The disappointed Dominican female footballers are now faced with the realization that all their hard work in preparation for the tournament will not be put to the test.