Dominica U17 team thrashed in 1st CONCACAF qualifier

Dominica women’s football team

Dominica Women’s Under-17 Football team was thrashed 8 goals to 1 when they took on host country Cayman in their opening game in the qualifying phase of the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Football Championship on Wednesday night.

The Cayman ladies dominated each aspect of the game, tactically, technically, athletically and physically. In the first half, striker Brittany Dennis gave Team Dominica some hope with her lone goal. The Dominica ladies did not have much of a chance as the ball was in their half most of the time and their efforts were further hampered by some poor goal keeping.

But if there is any consolation for the Dominica team in this crushing defeat, it is that the Cayman Islands U17 Women’s team suffered a worst defeat in 2010. In that encounter, the United States demolished the Cayman ladies team 13 goals to 0.  But maybe the bigger lesson is for the Dominica Football Association (DFA). It should be fundamental by now that the Association should set up, organize and manage year round football academies, leagues and tournaments throughout the island at all age levels. If and when this is achieved, it will improve youth football, enhance and sustain Dominica’s formidable competiveness in tournaments.

After the match, a disappointed Captain Alanna Finn said, “We will use this defeat as a valuable learning experience and plan to do much better in our next outing against the Antiguan team.”

Dominica was scheduled to play Antigua on Thursday night at 6:30 pm at the Bodden Sports Complex.

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9 Comments

  1. Roseau River
    August 23, 2019

    Hopefully this a wake up call. Make it a goal to complete the next game

  2. Truth
    August 23, 2019

    Is there another way to say it? They should learn by their defeat,use it as a stepping stone and come bigger and better next time around

  3. BALLER
    August 23, 2019

    really DNO…”thrashed”???? you could not have used a better word for your heading?
    Bear in mind that these women get just a few weeks of training prior to the tournaments where they come across countries which train year round. We NEED to take a more proactive approach towards football in Dominica and sports in general. Right about now it’s mediocre

  4. August 23, 2019

    Miss Finn, you are right, next time your team will be ready and stronger don’t lose the faith, one loss isn’t the end of your team or game. Pray before your team heads to these tournaments put it all in God’s hand. Good luck next time.

  5. Solomon
    August 23, 2019

    ” It should be fundamental by now that the Association should set up, organize and manage year round football academies, leagues and tournaments throughout the island at all age levels………it will improve youth football, enhance and sustain Dominica‚Äôs formidable competitiveness in tournaments.”

    I can clearly see the author has logic, experience and passion towards this topic just by these words alone. Its refreshing to have this type of journalism. Solution is right there so only thing i can say is work hard girls and do your best.

  6. Papa met
    August 23, 2019

    Ebeh weh
    Look blows like ole clothes.

    • Ibo France
      August 24, 2019

      Not nice to rub it in! That comment is uncalled for. Those responsible for football in Dominica should develop a well structured Grass Root program from the very young, male and female, to the adult national teams. As in all walks of life, let us all learn from our mistakes. Glorious success next time.

  7. casey
    August 23, 2019

    DNO coudnt you find a more diplomatic way of saying the team was ‘defeated’.

    you people are embarrasing.

    • Truth
      August 23, 2019

      Is there another way to say? They should learn by their defeat,use it as a stepping stone and come bigger and better next time around

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