Golden Jaguars name 23-man squad to face Belize
Head Coach of the Golden Jaguars, Michael Johnson, has announced a 23-man squad to face Belize on Saturday (March 23) in the final and most important qualifier for Guyana in the Concacaf Nations League at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.
The squad includes three Goalkeepers, seven Defenders, seven Midfielders and six Forwards as well as three debutants – Defender Reiss Greenidge, Midfielder Anthony Jeffrey and Forward Keanu Marsh-Brown.
Reiss Greenidge is a 22-year-old from Norway, 6 feet, 6 inches tall, left-footed Defender who can operate both as a Centre or Left Back. His technical development has been based at the English Premier League (EPL) team Arsenal’s famous youth Academy.
He has been playing professional football in Norway since 2017. Anthony Jeffrey is a 24-year-old, rapid attacking player who can play as a Winger or as a main Forward. A talent, also produced by EPL’s Arsenal’s Academy, Anthony has played in the English Football League for Stevenage Borough FC and Wycombe Wanderers FC.
Currently a regular goal scorer in the Conference National for Dover Athletic, Anthony will add a new dimension to Guyana’s Forward line. Keanu Marsh Brown, brother of Ronayne Marsh-Brown, is a 26-year-old seasoned Forward in the English Football League playing at Newport County.
A product of Fulham’s Academy, Keanu has played for MK Dons, Oldham Athletic, Yeovil Town In England and Dundee in Scotland. Among the seasoned members of the squad rejoining the team are Warren Creavalle, Emery Welshman, Samuel Cox, Walter Moore and Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson.
This selection follows the Guyana-based team’s preparation, which has been in training for approximately eight weeks and which has had five training matches during this time, the last of which was held on Saturday at the Pierkhan Stadium, Nickerie, Suriname.
The team went down to a full-strength Suriname Senior Men’s National Team by a 3-1 margin.
Head Coach Johnson reflected on the match: “The objective was completed with our friendly game against Suriname. It was a chance for us to have a closer examination of our Guyana-based players in a tough fixture. Everything we are currently doing is focused on March 23. We were able to find out what worked and what didn’t, who can play in this position and who plays better alongside this person, we got our answers from the game. You can do as much training as you like but nothing beats a competitive fixture.”
Tickets for the match are being sold at $1500 at the following locations: Andrews Supermarket – Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt, The Guinness Bar – Durban Street, GT; West Indian Sports Complex, Robb Street; Nice Restaurante, below Space Gym, Croal Street, GT; Pegasus Hotel Guyana; KFC Outlets – Regent Street & Mandela Avenue; Dad’s Fish Shop, Den Amstel; Patsy Food Court And Bar, Linden Soesdyke Junction; The Fashion Box, Vendors Arcade, Bartica and at Giftland Mall.
Fan jerseys are also available at the GFF Secretariat, the Guyana Pegasus and Giftland Mall at a cost of G$5,000. Match time is set for 18:30h.