May 6, 2021

Guyana: GFF names 18-man squad for Caribbean Cup qualifiers

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Walter-MooreFrom GuyanaTimes

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) on Friday announced an 18-man squad to represent Guyana at the Caribbean Cup qualifiers early next month, focussing primarily on locally based players.

The Guyanese, drawn in Group Six, are down to face Dominica on September 3, St Lucia two days later and St Kitts and Nevis on September 7 in St Kitts.

The squad includes two goalkeepers, six defenders, five midfielders and five forwards. Defender Walter Moore is the most experienced player in the squad, having previously represented Guyana at the highest level.

The squad is Oswald Cornette and Dorville Stewart (Goalkeepers), Steffon Ramsay, Walter Moore, Quincy Adams, Adrian Adonis, Joshua Brown and Trevon Lythcotte (Defenders), Eusi Phillips, Jahall Greaves, Eon Alleyne, Mark Jhalu and Jamaal Harvey (Midfielders), Delwin Fraser, Delroy Fraser, Shaquille Agard, Clarence Huggins and William Europe (Forwards).

Denzil-ThompsonThe management team comprises Manager Carlos Bernard, Head Coach Denzil Thompson, Physical Trainer Germin Craig, Assistant Coach Dwain Babb and Physiotherapist Lacretia Abiola Blair.

A prolonged period of inactivity has taken its toll on Guyana’s Senior Men’s national football team’s ranking as issued by football’s world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

The Guyanese last played as a unit on November 16, 2012, losing 1-2 to Grenada in the Caribbean Cup Championship.

Since then the Golden Jaguars, who created history by reaching the third round of qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, have been missing in action while administrators continue to battle for the governance of local football.

The emergence of two factions engrossed in a power struggle has certainly not helped Guyana’s cause, the result of which is directly linked to what now appears on the FIFA ranking on a monthly basis.

After rising to an all-time high of 86 in November 2010, the Golden Jaguars have literally taken a nose dive, plummeting to a startling 155. Given the rapid slide down the ranking, the all-time low of 185, achieved back in February 2004, could very well be surpassed if Guyanese fail to win in St Kitts.


Denzil Thompson

Walter Moore

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