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Re: Kennya Cordner Thread
« Reply #150 on: March 27, 2022, 05:14:20 PM »
In contention should be a Tobago trident: Kennya supported by Asha and KF de skipper + a secret sauce player who shall remain nameless ... who if she EVER gets her passport and forwards, will MASH UP de dance to complement Yaya. Ah sure about dat: if she EVER takes the field, iz duss in ppl face! We will be a goal factory.

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« Reply #151 on: April 04, 2022, 09:34:20 AM »
WATCH: In a tension-filled match, Kennya Cordner scored a penalty in the 10th minute of injury time to give Fenerbahçe a 2-1 win over Amed Sportif. It's her 26th goal of the season.

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« Reply #153 on: April 24, 2022, 09:54:44 AM »
WATCH: With her second beaver-trick of the season, Kennya Cordner has increased her goalscoring tally to 31 for the season as Fenerbahçe demolished Altay 11-0.
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« Reply #154 on: April 24, 2022, 12:51:31 PM »
WATCH: With her second beaver-trick of the season, Kennya Cordner has increased her goalscoring tally to 31 for the season as Fenerbahçe demolished Altay 11-0.

It's a good thing she ain't on the team. We might actually have a chance to get a spot.

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« Reply #155 on: April 24, 2022, 01:26:28 PM »
She called time on her international career in defence of her friend and teammate Maylee. It sends the wrong impression if Jones goes to her. It has to be the other way around, she needs to make the approach to him and maybe they can forge a professional relationship moving forward. Plus the coach is in charge, he has to make decisions based on the group rather than an individual.
Plus these two have a history of falling out with management and administrators, from Carolina to DJW now Jones. They may have genuine issues but if leaves a bitter taste if you're always the constant in these disputes.
I know they gave blood, sweat, tears over the years but I simply can't side with them in this.
Jones must stand firm!

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« Reply #156 on: April 24, 2022, 02:30:09 PM »
@Thomo

Didn't know that. I agree if she walked away, she should be the one reaching out. Hopefully both sides see the opportunity that is available

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« Reply #157 on: April 24, 2022, 07:36:21 PM »
Professional mediation can get us to an optimal outcome in the national interest.

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« Reply #158 on: April 26, 2022, 11:43:45 AM »
 Unfortunately this scenario has played out many times before. Remember Samora? oh gosh all the talk of how he could have been a savior and valuable asset leading up to 2006.

Oh gosh doh furget Deleon? and I am sure there have been many others who for what ever reasons have snubbed national selection or have had their own personal stance.

At the end of the day, as fans we have an outsider's view but what happens among players and coaches are a perspective we are not privy to. If a player warrants selection and  if their  philosophy aligns with coach's expectations then it makes for a more compatible meshing of expectations.
 Ultimately, the coach has to make a call as what is most  beneficial for the cohesion and betterment for the team and if a ' star' has to  dimmed, then so be it.
Our football ethos has relied for too long on  having ' start boi' mentality as opposed to  formidable team structures- offense by committee defense by  committee.

Observing and reading about a player of this caliber achieving success would be enticing for anyone to advocate for her inclusion on the national team but if it comes with  a toxicity then do you really want to gamble on  a short term fix  over a long term build?

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« Reply #159 on: May 05, 2022, 05:17:11 PM »
WATCH: Kennya Cordner on the scoresheet again as she nets #32 for the season during Fenerbahçe's 7-2 rout of Kocaeli BFK

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« Reply #160 on: May 09, 2022, 07:33:39 AM »
Fenerbahçe striker Kennya Cordner is the Turkish Women's Super League Top Goalscorer, with 32 goals scored during the regular season.

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« Reply #161 on: May 09, 2022, 01:20:14 PM »
This season alone ? Not all time ?

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« Reply #162 on: May 14, 2022, 03:52:54 PM »
This season alone ? Not all time ?

Yes, this season alone. But then again, this is her first season, so yuh could say all time too. LOL.
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« Reply #163 on: May 14, 2022, 03:53:53 PM »
WATCH: Kennya Cordner scores the equalizer in Fenerbahçe's 1-1 draw with Hakkarigücü in the first leg of their Turkish Women's Super League quarterfinal. #YayaMonsta

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« Reply #164 on: May 14, 2022, 05:58:58 PM »
People could say what they want ... BUT there is no undefeated team in the league. Not one.

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« Reply #165 on: May 21, 2022, 03:55:04 PM »
WATCH: Kennya Cordner with a calm finish as Fenerbahçe advances to the semifinals of the Turkish Women's Super League after a 3-0 (4-1 on aggregate) win over Hakkarigücü Spor.

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« Reply #166 on: June 01, 2022, 07:57:24 PM »
Yaya's star shines bright
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Someone in Turkey must certainly be interested in finding out where Trinidad and Tobago is located, following the exploits of Kennya “Yaya” Cordner, the former T&T Women Warriors international and Fenerbahçe striker.

A standout of the local football landscape, Cordner is Trinidad and Tobago’s most travelled women’s player, having plied her trade in Paraguay, Australia, Sweden, Norway, United States and now Turkey.

Cordner is no stranger in the Caribbean. In 2021, she was named Women’s Footballer of the Year by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) and was also short-listed among 10 nominees by CONCACAF for its 2021 Best XI Women’s Forwards award.

Cordner grew up in Speyside, Tobago, where she attended Signal Hill Secondary Comprehensive where she got introduced to football. A former national youth team star, Cordner made her senior team debut in 2006 and has over 50 senior caps for T&T. Cordner last played for T&T last November 30, a 1-1 draw with the Dominican Republic, and netted her last goal while sporting the T&T kit last October 25, in a 1-1 draw against Panama.

After enthusiastically returning to the women’s national set-up late last year, Cordner has not played for the national team since her close friend and teammate Maylee Attin-Johnson was dropped by new head-coach Kenwyne Jones, the former T&T skipper.

In January, Jones confirmed the exit of 35-year-old former captain and veteran midfielder Attin-Johnson, stating that he had made a coaching decision. “We do thank her for her will, her commitment, but at this point in time we are going to go in a different direction,” Jones had stated.

Also asked to explain Cordner’s absence during a training camp ahead of the start of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign, Jones hinted that the decision might have been that of the player. Jones has maintained that position on several occasions.

“Nothing was done to Miss Cordner,” Jones stated. “We do wish her well. I hope that she has all success in the future, but we have to continue,” he added.

Despite her issues with country, Cordner is having her most prolific club season overseas since joining Fenerbahçe, one of the new teams competing in the 2021-22 season of the newly-formed Turkish Women’s Football Super League.

A club with a rich history in Turkey, Fenerbahçe only ventured into women’s football this season and immediately indicated their ambition when signing Cordner, a player coming off three seasons in Norway with current champions Il Sandviken.

Following a superb first season where she was top-scorer in Norway’s top flight, an injury-hit two seasons followed. By last October, her influence with Il Sandviken had started to wane, as evidenced by her being fit yet not regularly being included in the starting line-up towards the conclusion of their 2020-2021 league championship-winning season.

The time was right for a move. Competing in a new country, with a team new to women’s football, Cordner has had a great season. She has scored 32 goals from 22 matches, to end as top-scorer at the conclusion of the regular season. And she has also scored two playoff goals.

With as many as 16 clubs exploring women’s football in Turkey for the first time, the group stage proved to be fodder for Fenerbahçe, which ran up scores as high as 10-0, led by goals from Cordner, who netted six hat-tricks and two beaver-tricks. Along the way, Cordner’s 34 goals to date has surpassed the 33 of Romanian Cosmina Dusa for Konak Belediyespor during the 2014-2015 season.

The Turkish Women’s Super-Liga, formerly the First Women’s Football, is the top-level women’s league of Turkey. In the 2021–22 season, two groups of 12 teams contested a double round-robin and finals to decide a champion club, which qualifies for a spot in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. The 2021-2022 champions will be determined on June 12, when the final will be played.

Fenerbahçe ended the regular season on top of the 12-team Group A table on 58 points with 19 victories from 22 matches, a point clear of defending Besiktas, the defending champions which had been to all of the last four finals, winning two of them. The top four teams of each of the two groups advanced to the quarter-final playoffs, from which the top four teams in the country advanced to the semi-final.

In the first-leg match of second semi-final match, Group B winners ALG Spor defeated Group A runners-up Besiktas 2-0 on the road, while Group A winners Fenerbahçe fell 1-0 to Group B runners-up Fatih Karagümrük in the first semi-final of the playoffs to decide the 2022 Super Liga champions.

Fenerbahçe and Cordner will have to make use of home advantage in the semi-final second leg on Sunday if they are to secure the victory they need to advance to the final. The way she is shining at the moment, don’t doubt Cordner to have a starring moment.
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Re: Kennya Cordner Thread
« Reply #167 on: June 30, 2022, 03:22:13 PM »
Cordner to host junior football tournament in Tobago
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday)

Trinidad and Tobago women's footballer Kennya Cordner will host the Monstamentality Kids 7v7 Football tournament at the Speyside Recreation Field in Tobago from 9 am, on July 16.

The deadline to register for the tournament is July 14. Registration is free and the link is https://bit.ly/3OHzgkC

Interested teams can also call 278-7102 or email monstamentality@gmail.com.

Boys will participate in the Under-8, Under-10, Under-12 and Under-14 age groups and girls will compete in the Under-17 age group.

Trophies, medals and special awards will be up for grabs.

On Facebook, Cordner said, “As a kid I always had a dream and I turned my dream into reality, and it all started for me at the age of six right here at the Speyside Recreational Grounds, so now it’s my time to give back to the community of Speyside so the youths can also have the same opportunity I have or even better! So it gives me great pleasure in hosting this youth tournament come July 16th! Monstas out.”

Cordner is one of TT’s most successful footballers and was in great form in her debut season for Fenerbahce in the Turkish Women’s League. She ended the season top of the charts with 34 goals as Fenerbahce reached the playoff semis.

One of the sponsors of the tournament is the Tobago House of Assembly.
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« Reply #168 on: July 01, 2022, 01:56:41 AM »
Cordner to host junior football tournament in Tobago
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday)

Trinidad and Tobago women's footballer Kennya Cordner will host the Monstamentality Kids 7v7 Football tournament at the Speyside Recreation Field in Tobago from 9 am, on July 16.

The deadline to register for the tournament is July 14. Registration is free and the link is https://bit.ly/3OHzgkC

Interested teams can also call 278-7102 or email monstamentality@gmail.com.

Boys will participate in the Under-8, Under-10, Under-12 and Under-14 age groups and girls will compete in the Under-17 age group.

Trophies, medals and special awards will be up for grabs.

On Facebook, Cordner said, “As a kid I always had a dream and I turned my dream into reality, and it all started for me at the age of six right here at the Speyside Recreational Grounds, so now it’s my time to give back to the community of Speyside so the youths can also have the same opportunity I have or even better! So it gives me great pleasure in hosting this youth tournament come July 16th! Monstas out.”

Cordner is one of TT’s most successful footballers and was in great form in her debut season for Fenerbahce in the Turkish Women’s League. She ended the season top of the charts with 34 goals as Fenerbahce reached the playoff semis.

One of the sponsors of the tournament is the Tobago House of Assembly.

Just a couple days ago, on national radio, in what was essentially a waste of a minute-long commentary, Andre Errol Baptiste called Ya Ya "unpatriotic". He mentioned it being a sad day for her family. Clearly the assessment deserved a more nuanced pronouncement ... perhaps even silence.

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« Reply #169 on: July 18, 2022, 04:32:38 PM »
Cox Football Academy tops Cordner’s 7v7 Kids tournament
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TRINIDAD and Tobago footballer Kennya Yaya Cordner hosted her inaugural 7V7 kids football tournament on Saturday.

The tournament attracted thirteen football clubs that competed in various age groups at the Speyside Recreation Ground.

Trinidad’s Cox Football Academy were the marque team on the day. The Palo Seco-based club, left Tobago with three titles.

In the female division, which was played on a round-robin basis, Cox’s only blemish on their undefeated resume, was a goalless draw versus Tobago Cheekers.

Cheekers, were the eventual runners-up, followed by Jewels in the third position.

Darrel Garcia’s scoring prowess, in the under 15 boys category, made him an easy choice for the most valuable player acknowledgement.

The Cox marksman netted 13 goals including three hattricks and the second-half decider versus Speyside Youth Academy, in the semi-finals, to register a 1-nil result.

The final was very competitive, as neither Cox nor fellow finalist Bethel’s Ball Blastaz could get past the opposing goalkeepers, which led to the game being decided on kicks from the penalty spot.

Cox Academy went behind after missing their first spot kick, but registered three straight conversions, to clinch the trophy with a 3-1 victory.

After the allotted 20 minutes in the boys under 13 final, the championship also went down to kicks from the penalty spot. This time, Cox Academy goalkeeper Justin Charles blanked three spot kicks from the Jaric Titans of Mt Grace.

Charles’s MVP performance earned his club a 3-1 victory.

Speyside also lost 3-1 to Cox, in the under 13 semi-finals, following two second-half goals from Donavon Drayton and a single strike from Jaylon Forbes.

Ball Blastaz coached by Downie Marcelle, were the victorious team in the under 9 and under 11 divisions, which were also contested in a round-robin format.

In an interview with Newsday, following his rewarding trip to Tobago. Dennis Cox, head coach of Cox Football Academy, was satisfied with the organisation of the competition and spoke of his reasons for playing in the competition.

He said, “We have a good relationship with Kenya, and we will support her in anything that she does. We came with 40 persons including staff, parents and players, and everyone was satisfied with the organisation and structure of the competition.”

Dennis also said that he was surprised by the level of community involvement. “I have been to tournaments all over Trinidad and Tobago and is the first time I saw a community being involved in everything.

“It was amazing to see young and elderly persons coming together and mark the five playing areas, put down tents, and like the whole village come out and support. Even though we are from Trinidad, they were supporting us like everyone else. “She really has the backing of the community.”

Did Dennis expect the success, he said “It was no surprise. We are a well-travelled team, with a long history of accomplishments, so it was expected.”

Cordner, who plays professional football in Turkey for Fenerbahce Club, expressed her views on hosting the tournament in her community.

“Where I came from it did not have that much, and there is a lot of talent out there, that is not being appreciated. So, I decided to give them something instead, everything was free.”

“The tournament was specifically for youths. I will do anything to see the young people feel loved and appreciated, and off the streets.

Cordner was a satisfied individual after the tournament and is already looking forward to next year.

“I am tired now,” she said, “but overall, I am feeling great. I had a few setbacks, but it was nice to see people come together and support. Everything worked out well. I received great feedback, so I am looking forward to next year.

Cordner thanked the office of the Chief Secretary Tobago Glass Supplies, Radio Tambrin, her family along with Maylee Attin-Johnson and Sejoux Nelson for supportting her initiative.
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« Reply #170 on: July 19, 2022, 11:00:46 AM »
Cordner to host junior football tournament in Tobago
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday)

Trinidad and Tobago women's footballer Kennya Cordner will host the Monstamentality Kids 7v7 Football tournament at the Speyside Recreation Field in Tobago from 9 am, on July 16.

The deadline to register for the tournament is July 14. Registration is free and the link is https://bit.ly/3OHzgkC

Interested teams can also call 278-7102 or email monstamentality@gmail.com.

Boys will participate in the Under-8, Under-10, Under-12 and Under-14 age groups and girls will compete in the Under-17 age group.

Trophies, medals and special awards will be up for grabs.

On Facebook, Cordner said, “As a kid I always had a dream and I turned my dream into reality, and it all started for me at the age of six right here at the Speyside Recreational Grounds, so now it’s my time to give back to the community of Speyside so the youths can also have the same opportunity I have or even better! So it gives me great pleasure in hosting this youth tournament come July 16th! Monstas out.”

Cordner is one of TT’s most successful footballers and was in great form in her debut season for Fenerbahce in the Turkish Women’s League. She ended the season top of the charts with 34 goals as Fenerbahce reached the playoff semis.

One of the sponsors of the tournament is the Tobago House of Assembly.

Just a couple days ago, on national radio, in what was essentially a waste of a minute-long commentary, Andre Errol Baptiste called Ya Ya "unpatriotic". He mentioned it being a sad day for her family. Clearly the assessment deserved a more nuanced pronouncement ... perhaps even silence.
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Re: Kennya Cordner Thread
« Reply #171 on: May 23, 2023, 01:25:58 AM »
Kennya Cordner hosts football tourney to inspire youths.
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THE second annual Monstamentality 7v7 kids football tournament, hosted by Tobago star footballer Kennya "Yaya" Cordner, will kick off on July 16 at the Speyside Recreation Ground.

The tournament will feature action in four age groups: boys under-9, boys under-11, boys under-13, boys under-15 and girls under-17.

Cordner, who plays in Turkey with Fenerbahce, posted a registration link for the tournament on her Facebook page.

Only ten teams in each age group will be allowed to compete.

The deadline for registration is July 3.

The speedy forward posted a video with custom-designed balls for the tournament and thanked former national women's football coach Randy Waldrum for his continued support. Cordner was part of the national team under the American who fell just short of qualifying for the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015.

In a telephone interview on Monday, Cordner told Newsday that giving back is important to her.

"For me, personally, growing up, I didn't have (these opportunities). It was hard. I went through a struggle to make it this far. God has blessed me so much."

She said the tournament is meant to inspire youths and let then know that there are "still people who care for them."

Cordner is currently preparing to face Fomget FSK in the final of the Turkish Women’s Super League.

Fenerbahce defeated Galatasaray 4-2 on aggregate, after a 2-2 result in the second leg of their semifinal playoff match on Saturday.

Fomget lost to ALG Sport 1-0 on Saturday, but advanced 3-2 on aggregate.

On a personal level, Cordner described her season as "up and down" as she has battled a few injuries.

But with the league title within grasp in just her second season in Turkey, Cordner is eager to end on a high.

"Anything is possible with the Most High."

Cordner won the Norwegian Women's Cup in 2021 with IL Sandviken, before transferring to Fenerbahce.

Register for the Monstamentality 7v7 kids football tournament at https://form.jotform.com/231365618893163.

This story was originally published with the title "Kennya Cordner's kids football tourney on July 16" and has been adjusted to include additional details. See original post below.

THE second annual Monstamentality 7v7 kids football tournament, hosted by Tobago star footballer Kennya "Yaya" Cordner, will kick off on July 16 at the Speyside Recreation Ground.

The tournament will feature action in four age groups: boys under-9, boys under-11, boys under-13, boys under-15 and girls under-17.

Cordner, who plays in Turkey with Fenerbahce, posted a registration link for the tournament on her Facebook page.

Only ten teams in each age group will be allowed to compete.

The deadline for registration is July 3.

The speedy forward posted a video with custom-designed balls for the tournament and thanked former national women's football coach Randy Waldrum for his continued support. Cordner was part of the national team under the American who fell just short of qualifying for the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015.

Cordner is currently preparing to face Fomget FSK in the final of the Turkish Women’s Super League.

Fenerbahce defeated Galatasaray 4-2 on aggregate, after a 2-2 result in the second leg of their semifinal playoff match on Saturday.

Fomget lost to ALG Sport 1-0 on Saturday, but advanced 3-2 on aggregate.

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« Reply #172 on: June 04, 2023, 08:35:29 AM »
Heartbreak for Cordner's Fenerbahçe in Turkey final
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


IT was heartbreak for Trinidad and Tobago and Fenerbahçe forward Kennya "Yaya" Cordner on Friday as her team went under 4-2 in extra time against Fomget GSK in the final of the Turkey Women's Super League.

Fenerbahçe dominated the first half and deservedly went ahead courtesy a ninth minute penalty from Zenatha Coleman. Cordner was looking lively up front and had a couple chances to double the lead, but the Fomget goalie was in brilliant form on the evening.

Fomget looked lost in attack and were lucky to be only down 1-0 at the break.

However, they came out a better team in the second half and tested the Fenerbahçe defence. But with time running out, Fomget pushed forward and left gaps at the back.

Cordner was substituted in the 87th as Fenerbahçe looked to bring on fresher legs to close out the match.

Fenerbahçe should have made it 2-0 in injury time but were denied by the upright after the Fomget goalie was caught out of position..

One minute away from being crowned champions, Fenerbahçe conceded a freekick in the 96th minute. From there, everything went wrong for Fenerbahçe. The freekick was handled in the box by a Fenerbahçe player and after VAR intervened, the referee awarded the spot kick.

Daryna Apanaschenko stepped up to fire in the equaliser to the left of the goalie. The goal seemed to have deflated Fenerbahce and had the opposite effect on Fomget, who looked re-energised for the extra 30 minutes.

A red card to Ecem Cümert, in the 95th, reduced Fenerbahçe to ten players and Fomget took full advantage..

Lanky Montenegrin striker Armisa Kuc dominated extra time with a hat-trick as she proved a handful against tired legs in the Fenerbahce defence. Coleman tried to keep her team alive with a freekick that made it 3-2, but there was no stopping Kuc whose header soon after ended all Fenerbahçe hopes.
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Re: Kennya Cordner Thread
« Reply #173 on: July 26, 2023, 01:20:17 AM »
'Ya Ya' Cordner blanks invitation to play for T&T.
By Nigel Simon (T&T Guardian).


Turkey-based T&T senior women’s football team striker Kennya ‘Yaya’ Cordner has blanked an invitation from newly appointed T&T senior women’s coach Richard Hood to return to the national team.

Earlier this month Hood had extended the invite to T&T’s all-time leading women’s goalscorer, Cordner of Fenerbache as he look to prepare his team for the upcoming Concacaf 2023 Women’s Gold Cup League A Group A qualifier in September against Mexico.

Contacted for comment, Hood stated that he had opened the door to all recent players of the national team as well as members of the Under-17 and Under-20 set-up ahead of the start of screening sessions for the qualifiers which will serve as the qualifying tournament for the 2024 Women’s Gold Cup and will feature 35 Concacaf Member Associations participating, excluding the two who will compete in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games Tournament (USA and Canada or Jamaica) during the FIFA Women’s International Match Windows of September, October, November and December 2023.

The former Police FC coach added that he had also spoken to the 34-year-old Cordner who is coming off her second season with Turkish Women’s Super League runners-up Fenerbache Petrol Ofisi.

However, reached for an update, Hood said Cordner has decided against making a return to the team and he has respected her decision.

He added, “Basically, her reasoning was that she was in the process of changing clubs, and she has decided to focus on her club career at this point.”

In early June, Cordner and Fenerbache Petrol Ofisi suffered a heart-breaking 4-2 extra-time defeat in the Turkish Women’s Super-Football League after a 1-1 draw with Ankara Fomget.

Last year in her debut season with the club, Cordner was the league’s top scorer with 34 goals as her team reached as far as the semifinals, but this season her hopes of repeating that target have been hampered by injuries and she has only netted nine goals.

The Tobago-born Cordner played the last of her 44 matches for the Women Warriors on November 30, 2021, the second of a two-match series away to the Dominican Republic, which ended 1-1 after the first match ended 2-1 in the host's favour four days earlier.

However, She then declined national team selection for the opening rounds of the Concacaf Women’s World Cup Group A qualifiers against Nicaragua, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Turks and Caicos, and Guyana from February to April 2022, as well as the Concacaf W Championship in Mexico where T&T had a dismal showing, losing all three matches in Pool B, against Canada (6-0), Costa Rica (4-0) and Panama (1-0) to miss out on qualifi8cation to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup which begins in Australia and New Zealand, next week.

Back then, the reason for the omission of Cordner, who made her national senior team debut in 2006 as stated by then coach Kenwyne Jones was her own decision, in support of former captain, Maylee Attin-Johnson, who was omitted from the team by Jones ahead of the Concacaf qualifiers as well.

With regards to the team’s preparations to date, Hood stated that training has begun locally as they get ready for the qualifying matches which will start away to Mexico on September 26, before hosting the same team on October 27, followed by matches away to Puerto Rico on December 1, and then at home on December 5.

The T&T coach said, “We began training at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on Friday last, but the response from the players so far in terms of numbers hasn’t been great.

“However, this week we anticipate that those numbers will improve as a number of players stated that they had some personal matters to sort out.

“We have set about Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and both days on the weekends for training so far, and it is hoped by the end of this week we will have a full group in training.”

So far, Hood has also selected former national women’s team player, Dernelle Mascall, who recently served as coach of the national Under-20 women’s team at the Concacaf Under-20 Championships in Curacao last April as his assistant coach, with Glennon Foncette, the father of national goalkeeper Adrian Foncette, as the goalkeeper coach, with former national hockey player and national women’s team coach Anthony Marcano, as the strength and conditioning trainer.

The T&T coach said he is expected to complete the selection of his technical staff by the end of the week.

For the Concacaf Women’s Gold Cup qualifiers, the 35 nations were split into three leagues according to their CONCACAF women’s ranking as of March 2023 and sub-divided into groups.

Group B will see Canada or Jamaica face off with Panama and Guatemala while Group C will comprise Costa Rica, Haiti, and St Kitts/Nevis.

At the end of the home-and-away round-robin phase, the top teams in the three League A groups will qualify for the 2024 Women’s Gold Cup Group Stage while the runners-up in each group and the first-place teams in each of the three League B groups will advance to the 2024 Women’s Gold Cup preliminaries.

The three League B groups which comprise the next 12 best-ranked CONCACAF teams are as follows - Group A: Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname, and Dominica; Group B: El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Martinique, and Group C: Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados.

Hood, previously served as the head coach of the national women’s team in 2011 for both the Pan American Games and Caribbean Football Union Women’s Olympic qualifiers and then in 2016 for the CONCACAF Final Round of Olympic Qualifying competition.

He also led the national Under-20 women’s team to the quarterfinal round of the 2020 CONCACAF Championships and also coached the Under-15 girls’ team, as well as served as an assistant to Norwegian Even Pellerud at the 2010 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup on home soil.

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Re: Kennya Cordner Thread
« Reply #174 on: July 26, 2023, 08:33:03 AM »
Look at the Jamaican Team that Drew with France. Most of the squad play in Hungary, Spain , England and the USA. Why cant we attract Players who are playing at a higher Level. What is our Scouting Team Doing?

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« Reply #175 on: July 26, 2023, 12:19:16 PM »
Are serious injunchile? What have we developed recently to merit going abroad to play in a top or 2nd level foreign league?  Zilch!!!! Since the lost to Ecuador in the WC play-offs a couple years ago, we have created nothing.

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« Reply #176 on: July 26, 2023, 01:18:25 PM »
She has bigger nuts than the players on the men team I would like to see players like K Molino and L Garcia take a stand and stop playing for TT until they hire a real professional coach instead of wasting time with a bunch of glorified locals.

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« Reply #177 on: August 18, 2023, 08:42:34 AM »
Globetrotting striker Kennya Cordner (front row, first from left) joined Chinese Women's Super League club Henan Jianye WFC earlier this month, and made her debut against Jiangsu LFC on August 13th. Cordner has previously played in Turkey, Norway, Paraguay, USA, Australia, and Sweden.

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« Reply #178 on: August 18, 2023, 03:32:17 PM »
Go dey Yaya Go dey. All the best.

 

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