Dover touts U-20s readiness for Concacaf Men’s Championship


After four weeks of training, Head Coach of the National Under-20 Men’s team, Wayne Dover, said Guyana is ready to compete at the Concacaf U-20 Men’s Championship, scheduled for Nicaragua from February 15-23, 2020.

Guyana has been placed in Group A with St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Montserrat, US Virgin Islands and host Nicaragua.

“The National U-20 Team has been engaged in intense preparation for the Concacaf Men’s U-20 World Cup Qualifiers this month and as such is ready to compete,” said Dover in an invited comment. “Despite the expected competitive nature of the group, I’m optimistic we could qualify out of this group.”

Guyana has had a total of 25 players engaged in weekly sessions at the GFF National Training Centre, Providence, with some joint sessions with the Senior Men’s National Team.

“The training has been good since we started. There were a couple of sessions that were merged with the senior national team, and coach Maximo took charge of those sessions with assistance from me and other U-20 staff members. There was a big effort to focus on team organisation, how to attack, and how to defend.”

The match schedule is as follows:

Match One: 15th February at 17:30h – Guyana vs Montserrat

Match Two: 17th February at 17:30h – St. Vincent and The Grenadines vs Guyana

Match Three: 21st February at 20:30h – US Virgin Islands vs Guyana

Match Four: 23rd February at 20:30h – Nicaragua vs Guyana

The final squad will be shortlisted to 20 players and named in the coming days.

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