T&T's US-based Women's footballer Tamar Watson is warded at hospital after being involved in a tragic accident that took the life of this country's world light middleweight champion Jizelle Salandy. Reports are that the former Real Dimension midfield player had broken both her legs and had sustained serious hip injuries
Watson, who turned 22 on December 30, played for T&T at the Under 20 level and attends Shorter College, Georgia. Just yesterday she was involved in a meeting with National Women's Coach Marlon Charles and other US-based players to discuss the Senior Team's program for 2009. "Yesterday she was in the meeting with us and appeared in good spirits and eager about the plans for 2009. She played for us at the Under 20 level but hasn't been involved much with the senior team to date because of College commitments.
"Obviously we feel her chances of representing the country are still very good and we are just keeping her in our prayers in hope that she recovers well and can be part of our team again and fulfill her ambitions of representing the country at the senior level," Charles told TTFF Media yesterday. "We also want to extend our sympathy to Jizelle's family." In early November, Watson, a forward, scored the winning goal in overtime for Shorter College in a 1-0 victory over NCAA foe North Alabama. That was their last regular season encounter. Watson, who hails from La Brea is a former Pleasantville SC student and is pursuing a major in business administration. She also represents Real Dimension FC. The T&T Football Federation and the entire football fraternity extend condolences to the family, friends and associates of Salandy.