National forward Kennya “Yaya” Cordner has been nominated for CONCACAF “Female Player of the Year” after a stellar 2014 which saw the speedy Tobagonian and the Women Soca Warriors just miss out on a place in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Cordner, who was TT’s top scorer at the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, was previously named in the All-Star team of that tournament.
The 26-year-old will vie for the award alongside global star Abby Wambach, goalkeeper Hope Solo, midfielder Lauren Holiday, forward Alex Morgan, midfielder Carli Lloyd (USA); Canada’s Christine Sinclair; Costa Rican’s Raquel Cedeno and Shirley Cruz as well as Mexico’s Veronica Corral.
Meanwhile, national goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams, who also missed out on glory after losing on penalty kicks with the Soca Warriors in the Caribbean Cup final is nominated for the Best Goalkeeper award.
The awards, which will be presented for the second time in 2014, have been designed to recognise the top players, coaches and referees in women’s and men’s events from the CONCACAF region.
The CONCACAF Awards honour players and achievements in CONCACAF-sanctioned tournaments and competitions involving the Confederation’s national teams at all levels, including FIFA World Cups and World Cup qualifying for both genders, in all age categories. Performances also eligible for recognition include those achieved in professional club football leagues under CONCACAF’s stewardship in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, as well as the CONCACAF Champions League.
Fans can have their say in the voting by visiting the fan voting page on CONCACAF.com. Voting is open till 5pm on December 19.
Final votes in each of the six categories will be tallied and the winners announced by the end of the year, via CONCACAF.com.