U-20 Lady Jags beat Honduras 2-0 in Concacaf Championship
Guyana made a winning start to the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship on Saturday afternoon in the Dominican Republic.
The U-20 Lady Jags emerged with a 2-0 success in their opening game of Group F with goals towards the end of both halves.
Samantha Banfield gave Guyana the lead in the 45’+4, and that proved the only goal for much of the second half until Andrey Narine doubled the advantage (90+1).
Guyana’s next game is against Mexico on Monday (February 28) from 19:00h, followed by the final group game against Panama on Wednesday (March 2) from 19:00h.
The top three teams from each of the four groups will progress to Round of 16, alongside four additional qualifiers.
Guyana is making its second consecutive appearance at the regional championship, having reached the quarter-finals in its first outing at this level in 2020 – just two games shy of qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Alongside the top 16 ranked sides in the region, Guyana qualified automatically for this year’s tournament as it is regarded by Concacaf as the 10th strongest nation in this age and gender group in the Caribbean, and Central and North America.