Updated: Aug 30, 2021
Even though the Turks and Caicos Islands Girls did not lift the Caribbean Football Union Under 14 Challenge Series Trophy in Sunday’s Tier2 Final, they have been showered with praises for their historic effort.
The local girls were beaten 0-3 by heavy tournament favourites Aruba, who decimated all the teams against which they went up in the group stages, except the TCI, who lost to the Dutch-speaking side 0-1 losers. As matter of fact, the TCI girls believed they could have come away winners of that encounter, due their performance against the eventual Tier 2 champs.
The TCI team, as a result of their previous encounter with Aruba, were confident going into coming into the final. However, things did not work according to plan, but despite their loss, were elated that they have etched their names in the record books.
President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association, Sonia Fulford-Missick, told NewslineTCI that the loss did not reflect the girls’ performance, noting that they ‘performed well’.
In Tier 1 of the tournament, neighbors Haiti crowned themselves champions, after clipping Puerto Rico 1-0. Haiti was also prolific in their scoring, netting 23 goals in their five games.