Guyana beat Suriname 6-0 in CONCACAF U20 qualifiers


The National Under-20 Women’s team secured a spectacular 6-0 victory over Suriname in the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship Qualifiers in the Dominican Republic on Saturday.

The young Lady Jags controlled the match from the start, confidently breaking through Suriname’s defence to score two impressive goals, by Se-Hanna Mars in the 24th minute and Sandra Johnson in the 40th minute of the game.

The second half saw four more spectacular goals from Mars (47th), Glendy Lewis (55th), captain Samantha Banfield (61st) and Jalade Trim (90th).

Head Coach Paul DeAbreu said the team executed a strong defensive strategy and capitalised on Suriname’s weaknesses.

“Today, our first game was about making sure we were strong defensively while imposing our style of play on our opponent. For the next game, we need to keep improving our tactics and take advantage of all the weaknesses of our opponents. The team is bonding well, and it will be reflected in our play”, the Head Coach conveyed.

Guyana is in Group C with the host nation, Dominican Republic, Suriname, and Dominica.

They play Dominica on April 17 at Felix Sanchez Stadium from 15:00h.

A record 32 teams are in six groups – two groups have six teams and four groups have five teams each – competing between April 14 and 23.

The winner of each group will advance to the May 2023 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic, joining top-ranked teams, United States of America and Mexico.

Women’s Football Association (WFA) President Andrea Johnson said the win was the result of months of training and absolute commitment from the young footballers.

“Congratulations to our young Lady Jags on their victory over Suriname. Their hard work in training over the last few months and dedication were evident in today’s match.

Our players had a fire in their hearts and the focus to take care of business on the pitch”, Johnson stated. (GFF)

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