Excited, happy and proud are the three words that describe Kennet Zseremeta, coach of the Venezuela national team that won the Sudamericano championship.
"Thanks to CONMEBOL for supporting women's football. Thanks to the Department of Development and the Department of Competitions that believed that this tournament would be a success," were his first words during an interview with CONMEBOL.com. "Thanks to South America, today this foreigner is grateful to this country," he continued.
Zseremeta, born in Panama, arrived at the Venezuelan Football Federation eight years ago and with a lot of hard work and effort turned around women's football in Venezuela, positioning the team as one of the strongest and most competitive. So much so that he qualified three teams to a FIFA World Cup: the U-17 team in 2010 in Trinidad and Tobago; the U-17 team in 2014 in Costa Rica, where they came in fourth place and two of his players (Deyna Castellanos and Gabriela Garcia) were the top scorers of the contest; and this World Cup to be held in Jordan this year. In addition it should be mentioned that the man from Panama achieved a silver medal in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014 where Venezuela reached the final where they fell to China. "We must continue working to aspire to go far. Today women's football has grown in the region."
Kenneth says goodbye but not before giving a warning: "with respect to the big teams in Asia and CONCACAF, we also want a World Cup."