National Team resumes training ahead of World Cup Qualifiers in June

by: - April 20, 2021
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The Dominica Senior Men’s National Football team resumed training activities on Tuesday 20th April ahead of their next two matches in the World Cup Qualifiers in June.

Dominica will play Anguilla on the 2nd of June at 3 pm at the Windsor Park and Barbados on June 8th at a venue to be announced.

National Football Captain, Glenson Prince says the team remains focussed and committed to ending their world cup campaign on a positive note.

“I don’t think we are in a position to be complacent. We have zero points so I don’t see how we can be complacent,” he told the DFA Media.

“We looked at all our opponents and as a matter of fact, we looked at Barbados, they lost to Panama but only 1-0 and Panama beat us 2-1, so, football is a funny sport and even with the Dominican Republic, they defeated Anguilla 6-0 but Barbados beat Anguilla only 1-0 so we definitely won’t underestimate our opponents and the mindset still remains the same. We’re going out there to win, we respect our opponents but we strongly believe that if we put in the work and if we stick to our game plan we’ll get to victory.”

Prince highlighted finishing as an area to work on as the team prepares. “We need to score more goals. In the two matches we played, we only scored one and if you cannot score goals then you cannot win, it’s as simple as that so we have to definitely score.”

“We also need to be more confident in possession and we’re working on that,” he said.

Meanwhile, Head Coach of the Dominica Men’s Football team, Rajesh Latchoo is hoping to claim all points remaining on offer in the next two games.

“Six points and that’s all it is, six points. It’s the last two games we have to for six points whether or not we continuing because mathematically the other teams would have a better opportunity to go through and all we could do is make sure we play for the six points and show that this is where the direction and progress is going to be,” the Head Coach said.

Dominica has been placed in Group D of the Concacaf Qualifiers alongside Panama, The Dominican Republic, Barbados, and Anguilla.

The Dominica team lost both matches last time out. They suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Dominican Republic and a 2-1 loss to Panama just days after.

Upcoming Games:
Dominica vs Anguilla 2nd June 2021 (Windsor Park 3pm)
Dominica vs Barbados 8th June 2021 (Venue to be announced)