19-man Golden Jaguars squad named for Indonesia game
A 19-man squad has been shortlisted for the International Friendly against Indonesia scheduled for November 25 in Jakarta, Indonesia, including seven locally-based players.
The squad consists two Goalkeepers, five Defenders, seven Midfielders and five Forwards, including locals Dwain Jacobs (Police FC), Trayon Bobb (Uitvulgt FC), Curtez Kellman (Georgetown FC), Denzil Fordyce (Milerock FC) and Anthony Abrams, Jeremy Garrett and Cecil Jackman (Fruta Conquerors FC).
Wayne Dover, Interim Head Coach, said the squad is one of youth and experience: “The composition of the squad is a good blend of overseas and locally-based players. Most of the locally-based players have played over 10 games for Guyana at the senior level while it would be valuable exposure for the likes of Jeremy Garrett, Cecil Jackman, Denzil Fordyce, Kelsey Benjamin and Curtez Kellman. This group of young players has an average age of 20 years and this augurs well for the programme to see them in the senior final 19-man squad. As the Elite league gets underway, many more opportunities would be given to the players from the league even as Guyana prepares for the 2018/19 Caribbean Cup.”
“The game against Indonesia on the 25th Nov, 2017, is a very interesting fixture given the fact that it is the first time Guyana will be playing against a team from South East Asia,” Dover said.
“The coaching staff, players and administration want to ensure we get a positive result to make history, winning our first game in that side of the world. This effort by all involved will be seen as ‘one team, one dream’ to make it happen,” Dover added.
The team departs on Sunday (November 19) with Charles Pollard as Assistant Coach, Eon De Veira as Goalkeeper Coach and Rawle Adams as Manager.