Haiti women's national team and head coach Shek Borkowski
January 21, 2015 7:27 PM
Shek Borkowski (born January 30, 1963) is a Polish born women's association football manager currently in charge of Haiti women's national football team. He joined the Haitian team after watching it perform at the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament. He felt that lack of international experience in the football game is preventing Haiti from taking necessary steps for improvement. Haitian footballers are not facing good international opponents because neither we have enough resources to travel anywhere, nor is anyone willing to travel to Haiti to play us. Lack of experiencing good challenger is very retarding for improvement. Facing good competitors of other countries can improve our positional play, tactics, stamina, discipline and never-die attitude. In a fascinating move for the preparation of 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (starting October 15), he took nearly the entire national women's football team to the United States to play for F.C. Indiana Lionesses. F.C. Indiana is an American women's soccer team based in Indianapolis, Indiana, that participates in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL), and it is the second North American women's team ever to win the league and cup double. F.C. Indiana is also coached by Borkowski. The WSPL is an ideal nurturing ground for good footballers because the teams here are stocked with many talented players.
Haiti qualified for the CONCACAF Women's Championship tournament by the virtue of its third position in the 2014 Caribbean Women's Cup. Borkowski is of the opinion that over the last two-and-a-half years, Haitian footballers have made good progresses against athletically agile opponents, but in respect of mental component, there is much room for improvement.
Spending so much time together, the players have developed good chemistry and bond through numerous on and off-the-field activities. To pay their bills, many of them are doing odd jobs, hoping that at the end there will be some rewards for them.
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