Captain of the senior Lady Tridents Kamillah “Kaka” Burke is happy with her team’s performance despite the 5-0 defeat against Panama in their opening Group D encounter in the 2022 Concacaf W Qualifiers.
She remains confident that the local girls can rebound against Aruba in their second Group D encounter tomorrow at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.
“I think the girls gave it their all. We knew from the beginning Panama was the favorite in the group but despite that, the girls really did their best. I don’t think there’s anything different we could have done in the game. It was an unlucky score line or lucky because they had far more shots than we did. We kept compact, especially in the first half, expect coming on to the end of the half,” she said.
Additionally, she said the girls held their own and there was a lot of good in the game, and they were heading into tomorrow’s game with a mind over matter mindset.
“The red cards were tough, especially to two of our starting defenders. Yes, there are players who will replace them, but coming off of a long break because of COVID-19 it will be tough. We went to Suriname with what we had, so tomorrow we will do the same,” she pledged.
There are expected to be three changes to the Lady Tridents from the line-up against Panama, with midfielder Marissa King, sidelined with an injury, and defenders Alyssa Yard and Keinelle Johnson suspended.