Guyana, Denmark to sign historic MoU for football development

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By Avenash Ramzan

In a historic partnership, the Guyana Football Federation and the Denmark Football Federation will in June sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help develop the sport locally.

The signing was slated to take place on Thursday in Georgetown, but the Denmark Federation president Jesper Moller could not make the trip due an emergency UEFA meeting in Denmark. Moller is an executive member of UEFA.

Addressing media operatives at a press conference Thursday afternoon at Pegasus Hotel, Guyana Football Federation president Wayne Forde spoke briefly about what the new alliance with Denmark would mean for Guyana.

“This partnership centres around every area of football development. And as we speak, Howard (McIntosh) and I are finalising our discussions on some of the immediate projects that we will be partnering with UEFA- one category of project would be infrastructure,” Forde divulged.

McIntosh, Concacaf’s Project Director, on Thursday wrapped up a two-day visit to Guyana, and Forde was at the time speaking a press conference to report on that visit.

The GFF head stated that a specific area has already been identified for a massive grassroots development pitch to be constructed, while specific areas of coaching education would also be captured in the partnership agenda.

“The MoU will be signed in June at the FIFA Congress, which will be held in Paris, between myself and president Moller,” Forde indicated.

“This is all in keeping with the broadening of our bilateral relationships with other football countries. We know that Denmark is a well-developed football nation and no doubt they have a wide array of expertise that they can lend to Guyana as we continue on our path of development,” Forde concluded.

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