Guyana looks to grow on Caribbean Cup journey

Guyana (pictured) gathers for a team photo prior to its Scotiabank Caribbean Cup match against visiting Anguilla on March 22, 2016, in Providence.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – As part of the celebrations by the Government of Guyana for the nation’s 50th Jubilee calendar of events, Guyana will host the Canada EXCEL under-23 team on May 15 at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence.

With a pair of second-round matches in the Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup slated for June, the Golden Jaguars are looking to continue their development process.

“I’m indeed very happy and exceptionally proud of the players, the coaching staff and the management team for the tremendous work they’ve been doing with that team,” said Guyana Football Federation President Wayne Forde. “The senior male team represents a brand and it’s a brand that the Executive Committee of the Guyana Football Federation will manage very carefully. We believe that is the brand that will position Guyana on the international stage to our rightful place.”

In first-round Caribbean Cup play, Guyana went a perfect 2W-0D-L, defeating Anguilla (7-0 home) and Puerto Rico (1-0 away). Those wins set-up dates with Curacao (June 1, home) and the US Virgin Islands (June 7, away).

“I want to encourage the nation to join me in extending a heartfelt thank you to the guys for putting in the hard work that they have over the past three international engagements and to encourage them to strive to do better as we go forward in the Caribbean Football Union’s Scotiabank Caribbean Cup,” Forde finished.

Guyana is looking to qualify for its first-ever CONCACAF Gold Cup.