Golden Jaguars intensifying Gold Cup prelim prep with camp in Jamaica


The Senior Men’s National Team, Golden Jaguars, is steadfast in preparing for the upcoming Gold Cup preliminaries in Miami, Florida.

The Golden Jaguars have been at the Jamaica Football Federation Technical Centre in Kingston since May 26 for a training camp to allow players to stake a claim for selection to the 23-man squad for the all-important clash against Grenada on June 17 from 21:00h.

Management has scripted a detailed training schedule of rest, recovery, nutrition, and two practice matches against top premier clubs in Jamaica to create a strong bond for the squad.

Assistant Coach Wayne Dover

Assistant Coach Wayne Dover commented: “This training camp is geared to getting the players back up to match readiness and assessing what tactics work best in the transition of defense and offense. Many players would have ended their season, some are in season, and some are now starting a season, so we are working to get everyone up to one level. It has been going well so far, and I am confident we will be ready for the match on June 17.”

Dover added, “It is pleasing to see players give their best effort as they are conscious this is a chance to impress before we trim to our final squad.”

After this camp ends on June 5, the team’s management will select the final squad.

There will be another encampment period in Florida from June 5 to June 15, and some additional players, currently active in North America, will join to fortify the strength and depth in positions.

Should Guyana defeat Grenada, they will play the winner of Guadalupe vs Trinidad and Tobago on June 20 for a spot in the group stages (Round-of-16).

All preliminary matches are being held at the DRV PNK Stadium in Miami. In 2019, Guyana created history by qualifying for the group stage of the Gold Cup for the first time since the competition started in 1991.

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