Although it is true that in 2021 and 2022, the grone squad won the champion hand in hand with the Peruvian coach Samir Mendoza, for this 2023, Sisy Quiroz, head of the Alianza women’s squad, explained that what they are looking for is “take a quality leap”. “We are looking for a coach profile that has experience in selection, with experience in high-level teams and a track record in women’s football.”, he said on the intimate club channel. They then found Jhon Albert Ortiz.
The ‘coffee grower’ strategist, who was announced last December, arrived from Deportivo Cali in Colombia, where he was runner-up in 2022. In addition, that same year, with the ‘sugar bowls’, he finished in fourth place in the Copa Libertadores, which is why he landed in the intimate squad with good credentials. But the team was not only reinforced in the technical aspect. New players also arrived at the institution.
The new faces and those who left
The foreigners who were signed this 2023 are the Colombian striker Sandra Ibarguen, 20, who was at Llaneros FC in Colombia the previous season, and the Venezuelan right-back Tifani Molina, 21, who has already participated in the U-17 team. of his country. Likewise, from the national level, Birka Ruiz arrives from Atlético Trujillo; Allison Azabache and María Dávila arrive from Sporting Cristal; and Emily Flores and Fiorella Valverde land from César Vallejo.
They join players like Miryam Tristán, Alison Reyes, Heidy Padilla, Neidy Romero, Sandy Dorador and Adriana Lúcar (2022 Women’s League scorer), who signed a professional contract last year (this year Yoselin Miranda and Sandra Arévalo did). . In the team, there are also Elsa Tapullima, Yomira Tacilla, Rosa Castro, among other soccer players. Those who did leave the squad for this campaign are Annie del Carpio, Karla Conga, Carmen Quesada, Alexandra Zamora, Maryory Sánchez, Liliana Neyra, Steffani Otiniano, the Colombian Sofía García and the Venezuelan María Ortegano.
The objective for this 2023 and the Blue and White Night
For this season, the grone team will have the task of achieving the three-time championship and passing the quarterfinal phase of a Libertadores. Let’s remember that Alianza stayed in the quarterfinals in the 2021 edition, falling to the powerful Corinthians of Brazil, a club that finally won the title. The team is already preparing, but before the initial whistle of the 2023 Women’s League, from the intimate institution they have decided that they will present the entire squad at an official event: the ‘Blue and White Night’, this Thursday, March 15 in Matute (from 6:30 pm).
In this way, the Alianza women’s team makes history, as it becomes the first to have an official presentation where they will be the protagonists and not a masculine squad. The evening will have as its main course the friendly against Colo Colo from Chile, a team that won the women’s championship in the southern country last year and which already has 14 stars in its record. The Victorian team should be careful with the Venezuelan Ysaura Viso and the Chilean Isidora Olave, the goalscorers of the white team.
Colo Colo is one of the few non-Brazilian clubs to have won the Copa Libertadores Femenina (the others were Sportivo Limpeño of Paraguay and Atlético Huila of Colombia). He achieved it in 2012 and was also able to be runner-up in 2011, 2015 and 2017, in addition to the fourth place he took in 2018. For all this and his current moment as current champion of the Chilean tournament, he is a good rival to measure the level of the intimate.
A little history
The truth is that the women’s squad of Alianza Lima is experiencing a good moment. But what is it for? How it started? In the amateur stage of national women’s football, the blue and white team did not do very well. The only achievement he obtained was the runner-up in the regional stage of 2019 -in the so-called Copa Perú Femenina- after losing to the classic rival Universitario de Deportes. The club was never able to play the national stage. However, everything changed in 2020. That pandemic year was a watershed for intimates.
That year the FPF had planned to renew the national tournament with the aim of making it professional, so they went on to name it the FPF Women’s League. Then, the blue and white players changed the chip, as did the coach Samir Mendoza. But Sisy Quiroz, head of the squad, also had to do with it, who since she arrived at the beginning of 2020 has done a good job in Alianza, which has been reflected in the two-time championship and the club’s participation in the Women’s Libertadores. In fact, in the national tournament, Alianza has not lost since 2021 (2020 was not played due to covid-19).
“I arrived in 2020, just for the pandemic. A complicated year, where we dedicated ourselves to planning and beginning to establish certain parameters of how we wanted to manage the team. Already at the beginning of 2021, when we were able to enter the field and train, there were many positive conditions for the girls in relation to how they were used to training. We seek to equate conditions, despite the reduced budget”Quiroz told us in November 2021. ”The mentality of the girls has changed, there is a sense of improvement that has been established and this thanks to the achievements. Today they know that they can achieve everything they set out to do”he added.
Quiroz also indicated that the blue and white players “They have had a nutritionist, psychologist, performance analyst. They have had a complete staff of professionals such as goalkeeper trainer, physicist, among others. They have had everything to be able to develop to the maximum”. Furthermore, he went on, “We have supplemented them, we have done hydration controls that helped us a lot to compete in the Libertadores. Definitely, having all that sport helps an athlete a lot”. The first thing they achieved was the title of that 2021 without losing any game and qualifying for a Libertadores for the first time, reaching the quarterfinals.
In 2022, they lifted the trophy again being undefeated and competed in the Libertadores, although this time they could not get past the group stage. This year they are going for more. For now, for Wednesday, March 15, the women’s Blue and White Night was scheduled against Colo Colo with a frame of more than 20 thousand fans in Matute. This duel marks a precedent in the history of women’s football, as it is the first time that a women’s version of the presentation is made against a foreign team and with a large audience. Then, in April, they start the national tournament in search of their third title in a row.
|1) Maria Davila||Goalkeeper||Peruvian|
|2) Fiorella Valverde||Goalkeeper||Peruvian|
|3) Patricia Garcia||Goalkeeper||Peruvian|
|4) Neidy Romero||Defending||Venezuelan|
|5) Yoselin Miranda||Defending||Peruvian|
|6) Alison Reyes||Defending||Peruvian|
|7) Yamile Rivas||Defending||Peruvian|
|8) Gianella Romero||Defending||Peruvian|
|9) Catherine Bringas||Defending||Peruvian|
|10) Amparo Chuquival||Defending||Peruvian|
|11) Xiomara Canales||Defending||Peruvian|
|12) Lucerito Huaman||Defending||Peruvian|
|13) Rosa Castro||Defending||Peruvian|
|14) Tifani Molina||Defending||Venezuelan|
|15) Heidy Padilla||Steering wheel||Venezuelan|
|16) Nora Jimenez||Steering wheel||Peruvian|
|17) Allison Jet||Steering wheel||Peruvian|
|18) Emily Flowers||Steering wheel||Peruvian|
|19) Sandra Arevalo||Steering wheel||Peruvian|
|20) Jasmine Porras||Steering wheel||Peruvian|
|21) Birka Ruiz||attacker||Peruvian|
|22) Elsa Tapullima||attacker||Peruvian|
|23) Sandra Ibarguen||attacker||colombian|
|24) Adriana Lucar||attacker||Peruvian|
|25) Sandy Gilder||attacker||Peruvian|
|26) Yomira Tacilla||attacker||Peruvian|
|27) Sashenka Batons||attacker||Peruvian|
|28) Anais Vilca||attacker||Peruvian|
|29) Miryam Tristan||attacker||Peruvian|
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