Football Seychelles women’s team in Dubai for two friendly matches |14 September 2021
Seychelles’ women’s football selection are in Dubai for two friendly matches against the United Arab Emirates women’s national team nicknamed the ‘Women’s White’.
The team left the country on Sunday and the players on the squad are Kurchia Ashanta M-D. Poris, Janella Moustache, Florence Christine Marie, Alisha Matatiken, Nelly Rebekha Larue, Rachel Lucianna Cadeau, Samira Jeanne-D'Arc Della Florentine, Mikella Maina Mellisa P. Savy, Jahkira Clarah Chantal Harrison, Lisanne Brina Rose, Pascalina Jesna Moustache, Berina Nathachia Ladouce, Shirley Aline Jeannevol, Chantina Maria Shanika Esparon, Merlice Fred, Vesna Agnes Cesar, Mahasiah April M-Antoine Labrosse, Melissa Morena Drita Bouzin, Rannia Savita Chetty, Kimbelly Dalma Chang-Tak Hue, Reena Sanjanna Daria Esther and Natacha Diona Bibi.
Former Singapore international player Angeline Chua Ki Yi is the team’s head coach, while Philip Sinon is the head of delegation, Peggy Freminot the manager and Gracey Nartey the physiotherapist.
Seychelles will play their first match tomorrow (September 15) followed by the second on Saturday September 18.
The two friendly matches are part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) women’s national team’s preparation for the qualifiers of the Asian Women’s Cup in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek from October 18 to 24, 2021.
The 2022 Asian Cup will be held in three venues in India. Four teams have earned automatic berths – 2018 champions Japan, runners-up Australia, third placed China and hosts India.
Twenty-eight teams, including UAE, will compete in the qualifying rounds to grab the remaining eight spots in the tournament.
The UAE women’s national team are in the fourth group along with Myanmar, Guam and Lebanon.
According to middleeast.in-24.com, the ‘Women’s White’ of the UAE played two friendly matches against the Maldives during their last gathering from August 18-25 at the Theab Awana Stadium at the headquarters of the Dubai Football Association and won both on 5-1 and 2-1 scores.