GFF hails Danish-Guyanese on scoring for Barcelona


The Guyana Football Federation President, Wayne Forde, has extended congratulations to Martin Christensen Braithwaite, who scored his maiden goal on June 13 playing for his new club FC Barcelona.

The Forward, who holds dual Danish-Guyanese citizenship, achieved the goal against Spanish Football Club RCB Mallorca following an assist by Lionel Messi.

Forde, in a message to the player via the Danish Football Association, expressed his delight at the news and the possibility of hosting him in Guyana: “We were excited to learn about his transfer and continue to follow his performance at the Club. Please let him know that I wish him well and look forward to welcoming him to Guyana sometime in the future.”

In response, Christensen Braithwaite shared his appreciation: “Thank you for your kind words they are much appreciated. I’m looking forward to going to Guyana and meeting all of you.”

The 29-year-old Christensen Braithwaite is the designated ambassador of the GFF and Danish FA’s partnership. He was scheduled to visit Guyana in July 2020 but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his visit along with other aspects of mobilizing the relations are now being rescheduled.

The player joined FC Barcelona in February 2020 on a four-year contract also plays for the Danish National team.

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