A foreign-based player and four other players have been selected to represent Dominica in the senior women’s national football team ahead of their CONCACAF W qualifier against Nicaragua tomorrow.
The players are Ronia Pierre-Louis, Kenihsa Jno Lewis, Tamisha Roberts, Shante Hazel and Juanita Barber.
Kenisha Jno Lewis, who is currently the youngest player on the women’s team, considers her selection “a privilege and an honour”.
Meanwhile, Ronia Piere-Louis, the only foreign-based player in Dominica’s squad for the game in Nicaragua, said: “I’m really proud. It was a trip to be able to represent Dominica. I was not born and raised in Dominica but my parents are and they are very proud of the country and the fact that I can represent the island in this way is truly a dream come true and I could not be happier,” she said. mentioned.
Pierre-Louis witnessed Dominica’s convincing 8-1 victory over Turks and Caicos on Wednesday and believes she can be an added strength for the team.
“I’ve been playing football since I was eight years old…I’ve played college football in different countries, in Canada and the United States and to represent Dominica on the national stage, I think I will bring that experience, and also I’m a very physical player, I’m a technical player and I’m not afraid to attack the goal and just pass with my teammates, so I think that’s something I can definitely bring to the table,” she noted.
In the meantime, daughter of Christina Sobers, Shante Hazel says she too feels honored to be part of the national team.
The young keeper, following in her mother’s footsteps, says she has confidence in the team to face Nicaragua on Tuesday.
Hazel said: “I think we’ll do our best. We are going to fight hard and do what we can and play to the best of our abilities. »
Tamisha Roberts also feels happy to be called up to the senior team and hopes to bring a level of composure and physicality to the team while another young goalkeeper, Juanita Barber, is delighted and ready to go, a times called.
Dominica arrived in Nicaragua on Sunday morning and will face the Nicaraguan team on Tuesday evening.
The full team reads; Britney Stoute (captain), Rosilia Registe, Ronia Pierre-Louis, Keanna Francis, Nalva Samuel, Romelcia Phillip, Britney Dennis, Tamisha Roberts, Kenisha Jno-lewis, Starr Humphreys, Shante Hazel, Kasika Samuel, Christina Sobers, Alianne George, China Tulloch, Tabique Lockhart, Kayna Pascal, Alexina Ettiene, Juanita Barber and Tyanna Hilaire.