The Grenada National Football Team is ready to defend their title this year at the regional Windward Island Football Association (WIFA) tournament in Dominica.
The National Team will play their first match today, Wednesday against St Vincent. On Friday, they play St Lucia, and on Sunday, Grenada plays host team Dominica.
Speaking to the media, Coach Clarke John said he is confident that the team will retain the title. “The team this year is a better balanced team, as the players selected come with both skills and mental experience,” he said. The team left Grenada on Monday. The National Team comprises professional players such as Kitson Bain, Demron Daniel, Clive Murray and Shemel Lousion. The team is captained by Jake Rennie.
The WIFA Tournament this year is being held in honour of fallen heroes Kurt Hector, former coach of the Dominica National Team, and player Noran Jno Hope, both of whom died last year.
Hector and Hope were en route to the airport to participate in the 2013 WIFA Tournament then held in St Vincent and the Grenadines, when, as a result of heavy rain, their vehicle plunged into a ravine that had opened following the collapse of the road in Pond Casse.