GEORGETOWN, Guyana – After a hiatus of nearly three years, international football will return to Guyana, when the host welcomes St. Lucia to the Guyana National Stadium in Providence for a March 22 friendly.
The match will serve as a warm-up for both, before they open qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in June.
When the two nations last met in the first round of the 2014 Caribbean Cup, the St. Lucians posted a 2-0 victory thanks to goals by Burton Emmanuel (14') and Tremain Paul (84').
Clinton Urling, Chairman of the FIFA appointed Normalization Committee of the Guyana Football Federation, indicated that Jamaal Shabazz will be retained as head coach for the game. The Trinidadian also served in a similar capacity for the international against host Barbados earlier this month that ended in a 2-2 draw.
Plans are already underway for another home friendly against a yet-to-be-determined opponent on March 2