Haitian Coach Lamarre Wilner and head of the Haitian Football Delegation Hancilla Lescouflair have expressed shock at the performance of the young Caymanian team against his team in the Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament game played at the North Side Playing Field in North Side last Sunday evening.
The game ended 3-2.
“I thought my game against the Caymanians would be quite easy but I got a rude awakening form the girls. In the first minute they had my team down 1-0 it was amazing how these girls performed. They came to win at all costs. They performed well and it was more difficult than the game against Puerto Rico. If these girls continue like this they will do well later on all they need now is more technical training and experience.”
If I had one wish, it would be to take Shenel Gall back to Haiti with me she would do well on my team. I would say that she netted the best goal I saw in the tournament. She has speed, she is strong and is very determined she is the best,” Wilner said with a smile.
Wilner went on to give high praises to the Cayman Island Football Association (CIFA) the Government and the entire organizing committee for a job well done.
“I was impressed with the hospitality the organization, the transportation, the security every aspect of the hosting was above par. It was like home away from home. President Jeffrey Webb and his team did a good job as host of this Group,” Wilner pointed out.
Meanwhile, Lescouflair was just as outspoken in pointing out how she felt about the level hospitality demonstrated to her team and officials and how impressed she was with the performance of the girls.
“The hospitality was first class and one of the best in the region. With the present performances demonstrated by these young girls they are certainly going to be a force to recon with in the future if they continue like this. I want to thank CIFA the government and all who were involved in the hosting of this tournament.”
The Haitians who formed part of Group D in the tournament along with Cayman Island and Puerto Rico is scheduled to leave the island this afternoon if the weather permits as it has been said that a tropical depression is affecting the island presently.