Minister of Sport and Local community Growth Shamfa Cudjoe hopes the sister isle will host far more worldwide matches following the successful web hosting of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifier final Tuesday.
The 7,000-potential Dwight Yorke Stadium was close to full capability for the match concerning Trinidad and Tobago’s women’s football workforce and Guyana.
The Dwight Yorke Stadium hosted its initially intercontinental football match in more than a decade when the Women Warriors and Guyana battled to a 2-2 attract to progress to the next stage of the CONCACAF W Championship.
Cudjoe informed the media she labored with the Trinidad and Tobago Soccer Affiliation to secure the match
“It is all about showcasing our expertise, showcasing to T&T, especially to kids the distinct alternatives and opportunities via sport for numerous of the young people that came out currently,” Cudjoe explained.
Cudjoe extra that it was even extra important for her to assistance and advertise women’s sporting activities as a feminine Minister of Sport
“…to showcase to T&T girls (they) are able and skilled too. The return-to-participate in has been productive and I am content that national bodies like the TTFA have taken the chance to go out from the time we lifted the ban, allowing for sport, the TTFA was ready to roll,” Cudjoe claimed. The minister extra she was further pleased by the substantial turnout from Tobagonians who arrived out in their quantities and loaded the Dwight Yorke Stadium.
“…and we seem ahead to seeing numerous a lot more (activities like this). We presently started chatting with the TTFA about bringing a men’s recreation later on on in the 12 months and setting up talks with Jamaica since we are celebrating 60 years of independence together with Jamaica this year.”
Cudjoe mentioned the sort of electricity and pleasure generated by the followers was the most important purpose organisers of functions like the CPL desired to phase matches in the twin-island Republic.
The Dwight Yorke Stadium is in its 3rd period of refurbishment. And the minister also outlined the do the job that is still prepared for the venue.
“This is the only stadium that has had this degree of refurbishment around the decades…We are at section three and searching at heading to stage four wherever you will see…the scoreboard, you see the health club outfitted, you see the VIP rooms and the media rooms effectively outfitted. We are seeking at the turnstiles for when you are entering the compound, so these are the other components of the refurbishment,” she explained.
The minister also stressed the have to have to maintain the facility.
“It’s quite expensive on the Government, not only to make but to refurbish and to maintain all these stadia and we will need the cooperation of the customers.”