January 2, 2015
Stand-in coach expresses mixed feelings with first outing

Stand-in senior female national football coach Alnif Williams has expressed mixed feelings following his first outing.

Asked to oversee the Vincentian outfit in a two-match friendly against Grenada recently at the Sion Hill Playing Field,{{more}} Williams said his charges were timid at first, before coming into their own.

“The first game, they strayed a bit from the game plan… It was a bit challenging as a coach,” Williams told SEARCHLIGHT last Sunday.

Referring to the second match on Sunday, Williams noted: “In terms of team work and keeping the shape, it was a little better… They actually did what was planned.”

Williams thought the long lay-off from competitive action since last May, when the team participated in the World Cup qualifiers in Antigua and Barbuda, accounted for the inconsistency in the play of the female footballers.

“All in all though, I must say that I was satisfied as the potential is there,” Williams said.

Williams stated that he relished the challenge of coaching the females, having had previous experience with the Campdonia-Chelsea men’s team, which placed second in the Premier Division of the National Club Championships.

“I see this as a way of gaining experience and helping my coaching in the future,” Williams said of his new experience.

The two-match series ended with neither the host nor Grenada finishing in the ascendancy, as both matches ended in draws.

In the first fixture, the teams played to a 1-1 tie. Merissa Charles netted from the penalty spot for Grenada, while Asha Richards equalized for the host team. St Vincent and the Grenadines failed to convert a penalty.

The other match ended in a 0 – 0 stalemate.

St Vincent and the Grenadines will host the inaugural Windwards Female Football Tournament in 2015. (RT)