13 overseas players in 30-man Golden Jaguars squad
The Guyana Football Federation has called up 30 players to the provisional Guyana Senior Men’s National Squad ahead of the international friendly match against Martinique on Tuesday (March 28) in Linden.
The squad features 13 players from clubs outside of Guyana, including U.S. Major League Soccer midfielder Warren Creavalle of Philadelphia Union and United Soccer League midfielder Brandon Beresford of Rochester Rhinos.
One player from the Guyana Under-17 squad that performed with distinction at this month’s Tournoi Paul Chillan in Martinique also features in the provisional squad – 16-year-old Milerock goalkeeper Jonathan Copeland.
Wayne Dover has been promoted from Assistant Coach to Interim Head Coach, former national captain Charles Pollard will come on board as Assistant Coach, with Eon DeVeira as Goalkeeper Coach.
“This is a strong, diverse national squad, with a rich mix of home and overseas-based players, and some promising young players,” said GFF Technical Director Ian Greenwood. “We are all looking forward to Tuesday’s clash in Linden, and will be well prepared and ready for the challenge ahead. It is going to be a great opportunity to measure our progress against what is likely to be an impressive Martinique side. We are urging the whole country to get behind the Golden Jaguars.”
The Golden Jaguars will face one of the toughest teams in the Caribbean on Tuesday, taking on a Martinique side that is funded and supported by the French Football Federation, preparing for its fifth CONCACAF Gold Cup appearance, and features players that have played in top European leagues.
The Guyana provisional national squad will train in camp to prepare for the fixture before the management team selects a match day squad. The match, scheduled for kick off at 20:00h at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, brings international football back to Linden for the first time since 2011.
Fans are being encouraged to wear yellow to show their support for the Golden Jaguars.