GFF hopeful of hosting Super 16 Cup year-end

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The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) remains hopeful it can organise some on-field activities before the end of the year, with the annual season-ending Super 16 Cup being the target.

Local football has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 measures, which put restrictions on crowding and employ the method of social distancing.

GFF President Wayne Forde, in an invited comment, said: “As daunting as it may appear at this time, we remain hopeful that there will be an opportunity to have some level of on-field activities before the curtain comes down on 2020.”

“The GFF Super 16 Cup is officially the year-end staple and that will not change. The tournament has been growing steadily and we have made significant budgetary allocations for the 2021 version.”

GFF President Wayne Forde

He added, “We must however be willing to exercise flexibility with the format, duration, participation and any other aspects of the tournament’s operation, for this year. The anticipated shortfall in sponsorship demands that the entire football family come together as a show of solidarity and support for the game.”

The Federation has maintained that it will await approval from the National COVID-19 Task Force before it proceeds with the resumption of competitive football and training sessions.

The Golden Jaguars, Guyana’s senior national Men’s team, are down for a busy opening half of 2021, with FIFA World Cup qualification and participation in the Concacaf Gold Cup on the horizon.

The World Cup qualifiers, initially slated for October-November 2020, have been shifted to March 2021, while the Gold Cup Preliminaries are set for July.

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