Saturday 25 May, 2019

Men's football coach looking forward to next win

Coach of the Barbados senior men’s football team, Colin Harewood, said he is pleased and comfortable following his team’s recent 2-1 victory over Martinique last weekend at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex.

The Tridents produced an improved second-half performance to defeat their superior-ranked opponents in front of a boisterous and supportive home crowd.

Ranked 68 places below their opponents (Barbados 154; Aruba 86), the host showed no fear, but applied organisation and discipline particularly on defence. This, according to Harewood, was one of the strategies drilled into his team from their introductory session up until the day of the game.

Harewood said recently appointed Technical Director, Ahmed Mohamed, made his presence felt immediately with his words of experience and guidance and was a part of the team’s success.

“We executed a lot of things which were done at practice and since the Technical Director came,” said Harewood.

The Barbados’ tactician credited the association for attracting a team of pedigree, as his team needed the quality opposition ahead of their assignment in May this year.

Barbados will compete in the 2017 Windward Islands football tournament and, according to Harewood, games such as Martinique and Trinidad & Tobago are welcomed as he strives to get the right blend before the tournament.

“We are rebuilding and at the same time we are looking for the right mix for the Windward tournament. I think we are finding it gradually and we are also trying to create a style,” said the Tridents boss.

Harewood said he is happy to have won in front of the vocal and supportive home crowd and dedicated the victory to them.

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