Five newcomers in Golden Jaguars squad to face Suriname and Jamaica
Five newcomers are in the Golden Jaguars’ shortlist of 22 players of which 20 will be selected for the upcoming Scotia Bank 2016 CFU Caribbean Men’s Cup Championship engagements against Suriname in Paramaribo (October 8) and Jamaica at the National Track and Field Facility, Leonora (October 11).
Making a return is skipper Christopher Nurse, who missed out on the last round of matches when Guyana lost to Curacao and defeated US Virgin Islands in the second round of the tournament in June.
Unfortunately, top midfielder Neil Danns is injured out and so too are strikers Sheldon Holder, Emery Welshman and Canada-based goalkeeper Anthony Whyte.
Canada-based schoolboy Shaquille Agard could not get enough time off from school and Devon Millington, Gregory Richardson and Kester Jacobs have all made themselves unavailable.
Instead Coach Jamaal Shabazz has invited USA-based schoolboys, winger Cash London, who plays for Cal Poly San Luis in California, goalkeeper Andrew Nestor, who plays for St. Francis in Brooklyn, New York and Anani Mohammed, who recently signed with Mexican Second Division team Atalante.
There are two additional surprise call-ups in Kai McKenzie Lyle, a 6ft 5 goalkeeper, who plays for Barnett in the English Division Two and USA-born midfielder Warren Creavalle, who plays for the Philadelphia Union in the MLS.
Finland-based Walter Moore along with Adrian Butters, Jake Newton, Samuel Cox, Brandon Beresford and UK-based striker Marcel Barrington complete a list of 13 foreign-based players while eight locally-based players including Alpha United FC’s Alex Murray, Colin Nelson Dwight Peters, Daniel Wilson, Pernel Schultz and Anthony “Awo” Abrams and Slingerz’s standout Vurlon Mills and Elite League MVP Trayon Bobb complete the 22.